Brightly Wound by Mia Berg

Issue 84

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.

 I'm Not Gone Yet

I'm Not Gone Yet

 Emptiness to Dwell Upon

Emptiness to Dwell Upon

 The Night In The Valley

The Night In The Valley

 I Watched You From Afar

I Watched You From Afar

 With You Forever

With You Forever

 If I Left In The Evening

If I Left In The Evening

 Do I Fail To Know

Do I Fail To Know

 Matters of Love Lost

Matters of Love Lost

 Knee Deep

Knee Deep

 Forest Lights

Forest Lights

 Deer Land

Deer Land

 Sun Coast

Sun Coast

 By The Lighthouse

By The Lighthouse

 The Sky Could Be Grey

The Sky Could Be Grey

 Above Elms

Above Elms

 Lost Quite Classically

Lost Quite Classically

 Sweet as a Song

Sweet as a Song

 Chill As The Dawn Breaks

Chill As The Dawn Breaks

 Water Ways III

Water Ways III

 From A Mile Away

From A Mile Away