What Are You Leaving Behind?
May 2 – May 13, 2014
Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery,
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Opening Reception: Friday, May 2, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public
Several pieces of MaryKate Moore's BA Senior Exhibition portfolio, What Are You Leaving Behind, are included in the BA Senior Salon Exhibition along with seven other candidates whose portfolios are the culmination of their work toward a bachelor of arts degree in art.
MaryKate Moore's Artist Statement: "Human beings as a collective have evolved the universal landscape to expand the comfort level of our own civilizations. Every individual human has contributed something to the landscape of earth, whether it is construction of buildings, homes, or trash. The material things being made by humans are now dominating the environmental landscape. This photo series will engage the audience to ponder their own contribution on this planet. The idea is to see what the world will look like after the human existence is gone. I want to capture the memory of humans through the essence of what we have done with our environment. This project is to promote consciousness among every individual not just about the negative effects of consumerism has on our planet but also the good contributions made by human’s memorabilia. The photos are transferred onto objects to further empathize my own personal contribution to this world. Photographs can show a glimpse of a human truth, so I want to show the reality of how every person leaves some trace of their life on earth. People should be more considerate of their role in our environment. That doesn't just have to be in the woods but in the civilization we have built, and then will someday eventually abandon. I’m using the fact that everyone dies to deeper expand an understanding that every single person matters. Regardless of the quaintly of legacy; each person has some type of impact on our planet."--MaryKate Moore