Progress at residency: Week two

This week at the Geumcheon residency in Seoul I concentrated on my drawings that will be displayed at the exhibition with my sculpture installation. I am interested in the Universal structural tapestry and had Buckminster Fullers’ words in mind when he stated that the opposite of nature is impossible. Above is my current studio and i am working with ink, white-out and cardboard boxes.

In the current debate about the decline of our environment it is often mention that we as humans are disconnected from our environment. The days of hunting and gathering has ended and our direct dependence on mother nature has minimize. We buy our eggs and meat in a supermarket and find shelter from the elements in concrete and brick with  central air and heating. I counter argument that we are not disconnected from nature even if we try. We are part of nature in many ways. The way we plan and develop our cities and highways are like nature’s patterns and structures like rivers and the cellulose of plants. Our electronics is wired and soldered in the pattern of veins and brain neurons. I believe the future of the environment depends on us remembering that we are nature and not “thinking” that we are separate.

This art project was:

About Marais

Anja Marais is an artist with interdisciplinary projects consisting of sculpture, photography, installation and film that present the idea of the perpetual outlander. For more information visit
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  1. Pingback: THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT to attend the Seoul Residency. « Marais-2-Seoul

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