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Compost/Composed - Melon Ball, 2021




Wilson’s series Compost/Composed is an exploration of humanity’s connection to nature, community, and self through food. Working from political, cultural, and ecological lenses, I investigate how these entanglements have been complicated by COVID-19, which has caused major shifts in the way communities access and experience food together, furthering issues of scarcity. At the core of the project is an exercise in testing the limits of confinement both artistically and practically: how can art both transform and be transformed by scarcity? Through photography, painting, and natural dye-making, the series presents each component as both process and product, following the transformation of food from decomposing compost; to natural, hand-made dye; to the final artistic work.

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painting | mixed media


6.00 x 16.00 x 5.00 in | 15.24 x 40.64 x 12.70 cm

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Studio Marion Wilson
234 East 18th Street 184 East 118th Street , New York, NY 10004

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