BETWIXT

This work explores the shifting parameters, structure, and physicality of the concept of home. In a globe where both humans and nature are becoming increasingly displaced and interconnected, I create fantasies that are suspended somewhere between the imaginary worlds of isolated human communities and pure nature. I find this fantasy both alluring and fearful, where I yearn to move back in time to an idyllic, unadulterated environment, and at the same time dread being overpowered by it. 

As an American living and raising daughters in Mexico, I use the influence of surrealism and magical realism in these semi-autobiographical works. I combine imagery of my daughters and myself with imagery of nature, birds and nests. The juxtaposition of these elements expresses my conflicted yearning for and fear of both wildness and domesticity, my conflicting desires for freedom and control.

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Ri
Anderson

Visual Artist,Fine Art Prints

San Miguel de Allende, MX