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Iman Person

Artist Statement Submitted 2016

My work bridges themes of origin, land, and the human form within the concept of “authentic nature”. For me, an authentic environment is space that sustains its genuine make up despite the advent of human intervention. Coupled with this concept, I embed qualities of altered space, the feminine, primordial memory, and ritual into my work; creating imagery that bears semblance to the body while sharing reference to anthropological customs rooted in both Southern and aboriginal vernacular. I use drawing, performance, site-responsive work and writing to expand these concepts for the viewer.

Given the ability to charge personal perception and experience, I investigate how this authentic environment shapes our innate identities, while examining how more ethereal occurrences such as dream consciousness, memory, and family lineage manipulate this perspective within the new, synthetic landscape.

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