"I study the human condition; political and natural, introspective and external. My interest is in the forces that create and shape an individual's psyche. The mechanism of the act; the architecture of the mind. I am interested in how it all works, not simply, that it does work. I look to colour and texture to connect the art to reality. I paint, and shoot photography to release. I am an addict. " -Erika Wain
10th Birthday of The Alice Project / anti-drug project based on Alice in Wonderland.
When I was approached to participate in this Landfill Project I thought what fun – make a statement – another statement, as artists are compelled to do.
Colony Collapse Disorder took 80% of our bees in 2007 – and 50% in 2008 - those losses were bought 'back' by importing from Australia - CCD is a virus that has spread all over the world – no bees, little food for mankind and in short, none.
So I thought I might do a project based on THE BEE –
All bee related items float in a resin bath and are housed in a black plastic garbage bag The basic size would be 24x18”
To bring home an AWARENESS of the FRAGILITY OF THE HUMAN’S EXISTENCE – dependant on a tiny creature that most shun, run away from, swat at and in general are fearful of.
She is indeed a friendly ‘foe’ worthy of adoration and appreciation, for without her HUMANITY WILL NOT SURVIVE.
All I can say is WOW ! What an artistic statement you made. Looking at your art work I can feel your emotion. I understand...No Bees No Humans !!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you for embracing the Landfillart Project. Your art work speaks volumes. I do hope people are listening. I'll continue to keep you posted as to our progress.
Again Erika...a sincere "Thank You"!
Large monolith black plexi 10' x 6' mounted as float on wall with large photos mounted onto plexi as one item
WomanManUnit is the totality of the combined Life Science in its master form. The integration of Nature’s ocean, birthplace of life itself; the crispness of thought and imagination contrasted by colour on white clean captures the beauty of the human values – human rights dance through the red figure amidst the turmoil of 'new life'; the bands and bonds of string stretch to create form out of simple substance line; the synapse sparks behavior into existence and gives shape to form with thought, gives consciousness action. Energy flows giving in to movement – and we, as visitors to the landscape, are raised high in the spirit and imagination of the study of the ethical and moral implications of new biological discoveries and biomeds as applied to fields of genetic engineering - the WomanManUnit is the voice.