The Artist writes; "Heritage Habitats is a series of physical spaces for contemplation and invocation of ancestry. Framed around nostalgia and memory, these large scale, sculptural and experiential installations emphasize commonalities that bind people and cultures and serve as an expression of humanism. The installations explore collective memories through vernacular photography and the act of pursuing one’s history as a universal human experience."
My constant search and desire is to create objects which will inspire myself and others to use memories or imagination for interpretation of a dreamlike Still Life. Composition is an important element for me since it creates either static or a dynamic feel to each piece, as well as space to object ratio. Contrary to most Still Life masters, I have tried to remove a time frame from the equation so it doesn’t project a precise historical period for each piece but rather has a timeless feel to it. In some instances, I describe each object using the Cyrillic alphabet. This depicts what they are, or at least what I want people to perceive they are, and as each object is analyzed, it might appear to be something else or quite opposite.
Sixteen student artists attempt to capture Lee Herrick's poem, The Impossible Replication of Desire, in their own original works. This is the Fall 2018 Semester Project for members of the Art Club - a RSO of UW-Madison with the mission to encourage students of all skill levels to create and explore new artwork.
The Impossible Replication of Desire by Lee Herrick
How much delight before we collapse
How much earth in the lungs
How much wine
When we want more
When the weeds sprawl
It is not what you think
Think how fast some landscapes change
the lover, the gardener's grand idea,
the failing Maple
the boat about to capsize
the hand's reflection
the impossible replication of weight
how it will never mean what you want