Emily Sevier

My photographic and sculptural work addresses the idea of material (i.e. matter) as a dynamic system of accumulation and re-formation. The Law of Conservation of Mass states that matter is neither created nor destroyed. I am interested in how this law applies in the relationship between the individual and landscape, or more broadly a discrete entity to its environment. To what degree do the body and landscape physically shape one another? What is the interchange between them and where are their boundaries? When do they dissolve and reform as parts of the other? I am looking for their porous edge. Ultimately, this relationship is fluid and the separation between them is temporary.

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