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Martha Jackson Jarvis

Artist Statement Submitted 2015

Artist Statement
Martha Jackson-Jarvis

My Sculptural practice entails site specific sculpture and nature-based projects both two dimensional and three dimensional that create an envisioned garden network across the southern landscape. It engages elements of historical research, botanical exploration, geographic interpretation, archeology, community collaboration, and artistic thinking, to establish a non-static view of the landscape that challenge our conventional sense of place and our relationship to it. My works merges nature and culture, and commemorates the impact of Africans on the Landscape. My work signifies the communal ownership of the land and reveals common and divergent history that influences contemporary life. I draw analogies and explore disparate paths of inquiry concerning geographic patterns and images that reveal secrets of the land and decodes futuristic views of the landscape and environmental resources.

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