MaryKate Maher

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Artwork
Auspicious Positions (2), 2012, 38 x 25 x 32in, bonze, plaster, resin, steel
Auspicious Positions (1), 2012, 46 x 17 x 14in, aluminum, dirt, resin, steel
Kindling, 2012, 17 x 15 x 42in, ash, C-print, resin, wood
Auspicious Positions (3), 2012, 14 x 20 x 30in, concrete, resin, steel
MaryKate
Maher
Artist's Statement

My recent sculptures address our traditional concepts of Landscape. Born of my interest in “cairns”—piles of rocks used as simple markers to map terrain, the works comment on our, at times quixotic attempt to domesticate and manipulate nature. Reminiscent of divination tools, naturally occurring balancing rocks and rough-hewn talismans, the work speaks to a natural order that is more precarious negotiation than harmonious coexistence.