Alicia Escott is an interdisciplinary artist whose work interrogates our cultural habits and how they impact the natural world. She speaks about how her artwork communicates about the needs of a particular species and their interconnectedness in ways that are dynamic, thought provoking and unexpected, so as to actually affect changes in how we interact with that landscape.
Monica Westin says, “For example, a simple painting of the sand grasses – imported to keep the manmade dunes of Ocean Beach from eroding onto the Great Highway – trusts us to connect locals ecology with the seemingly-natural systems that prop up our everyday understandings of who we are and where we come from.”
Escott is also part of the “Bureau of Linguistic Reality” along with Heidi Quante, which is inventing new linguistic terminology for the contemporary moment.
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