Admire Acquire Devour; silkscreen printed on silk noil; naturals dyes: madder, marigold, osage, logwood, lac, cochineal, walnut; 2020; Kasia Koralewska
Admire Acquire Devour investigates peoples’ relationships with nature. Driven by curiosity and ambition, we insert ourselves into all environments. Some are satisfied with respectful coexistence, some demand to own and restructure, others exhaust the resources, and destroy the environments. The issue of sustainability is complex. I do not claim to know the solutions, nor do I dare to judge. However, I can learn and make a difference. The process of using natural dyes is a crucial aspect of this piece; it becomes the work’s conceptual foundation. The triptych is meant to be playful and beautiful yet alarming and disconcerting.