Latent Utility: Present but not Active Worth
Ornament, watercolor on paper, 11" x 14"
As our population turns coastal, and farming populations decrease, so does our understanding of agriculture and what is needed to transform raw goods into consumables. By drawing fruit, fronds, and wood in various states of processing, their novelty and inherent beauty are enhanced while their 'final product' becomes mysterious. We are romanced by nature, and by what it can become under our control. Nostalgia is prioritized over the actual function of the harvest.
Latent Utility: Present but Active Worth was exhibited at SOIL Gallery, 2013