Tyler Goodwin MFA Visual Studies Thesis 2021

Wonder is Contained in Unknowing

My art practice consists of the sharing of my own experiences in and connection to the wilderness and our navigation through it. I explore the uses of line and organic imagery through unconventional cartography and explore its connection to wayfinding. My work balances between the recognizable and unfamiliar that pushes to the edge of representation. I investigate the visual rhythm of natural materials and utilize them either as tools or subjects. The obscuring and combining of imagery speaks to my own memory and the act of recollection. Through my work I convey the importance of appreciating wilderness and the feeling of wonder that is experienced through its exploration.

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