Joan Wadleigh Curran

My work is based on the interchange between nature and the man-made environment. I find examples in the urban environment around me, in growth and regeneration in the garden, and in evidence of domestic artifacts found in public space. Here items once nurtured are coupled with the discarded and the frayed as indicators of our values. Although the work is devoid of people, a human presence lingers. Through the selection of objects and my formal decisions, I seek a correlation between visual and felt experience. As I describe both absence and material presence, I confront issues of beauty and loss, strength and vulnerability, and change over the passage of time.