This body of work examines the passage between toxicity and healing through the manner in which man occupies, nurtures, or violates the environment in which he lives. This series of 12 nests provides visual stimuli to urge contemplation on manners of habitat and accompanying relationships of passage between deterioration or preservation. Using a series of found objects from nature as well as the body as motifs, these paintings reflect moments in the cycles of passage that exist in individual as well as our larger shared environments. Visualizing the intersection of microcosm and macrocosm offers the opportunity to reflect on our multifaceted relationship with the world in which we live.
- Saskia Ozols Eubanks, 2017.