This paper describes and explains my thesis installation through the context of the Western world’s perceived culture vs nature binary. The history of nature in Western philosophy as well as the history of European park design, and my own personal experiences with nature in both rural and urban settings, inform the final exhibition and writing. I describe the artistic process I developed to create my glass sculptures and address numerous artists working with similar mediums or content. The relationships that the specific animals depicted have with humans living in urban areas is explained, justifying their inclusion in the installation.
Glass art, Sculpture, Fine art, Contemporary art