Using images of the natural world as a starting point for her work, New York-based artist Letha Wilson warps, distorts, and builds on them to explore our relationship with the environment. Blurring the line between landscape and architecture, Wilson’s photos, sculptures, and installations show both reverence and skepticism for historical representations of American landscapes.
Currently an artist-in-residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts, in Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Wilson explains the attraction of working in place so closely connected to the outdoors:
[T]he natural landscape is the primary area of investigation in my artwork. My studio practice is filled with experimentation as I test out new material combinations in conversation with landscape photographs that have shot and printed, materials such as concrete, wood, drywall, and paint.
Landmarks and Monuments, the artist’s latest show, is on display until June 29 at Art in General in New York City.