I use photography, videography, and drawing to redistribute agency and importance to objects and materials. By working in ways that document and honor displaced matter, I attempt to recognize and connect to the past and future of things. I sympathize with materials as a way of piecing together my own ideas about mortality, endurance, worship, vulnerability, worth, inevitability, and humility. 

 

I am moved by the residual kinship that humans share with the materials around them. After evolving from common matter, we now witness a geological epoch that forecasts demise for both living and nonliving things equally. I work in pursuit of a visual language for this interconnectivity, one which elevates materials beyond their relation to humans. 

 

How might an object's experiences contribute to the common story of our existence——how might materials signal a critical narrative of both life and death?

 © 2020 by grace marie dewitt, visual artist

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