Brightly Wound by Mia Berg
This body of work explores the relationship between the human and the natural environment. Enacting a physical conversation with nature, I incorporate my body into the compositions as an extension of the environment, evoking and living a dialogue on human coexistence with the natural world. As the Hudson River School painters of the Nineteenth Century reacted to the industrialization of their landscape, I respond through my work to increasing urban migration and excessive encroachment of digital media into daily life.
Brightly Wound is about humanity's inherent connection to the earth and to our animal experience. The body is not neither sexualized nor desexualized, as human experience runs the gamut through those embodiments in all variations. It is represented within the context of the timeless natural environment, evoking our inherent relationship with our creature-hood. The visual and experiential composition created draws both the artist, as the creator, and the viewer closer to a present-ness, a one-ness, and a unity with our source.
Mia Berg lives and works in East Hampton and Brooklyn, New York.
To view more of Mia's work, please visit her website.