ROADMANTIC is a visual conversion into our physical environment, intending to stimulate awareness and exchange.
miChelle Vara is a mixed media artist, that uses reclaimed materials as a container for metaphor, memory and condition.
In this collection Vara speaks visually around the fragile complexities, of relationships, that surround Mother Earth.
The work leads into the wide range peripheral categories like: fossil fuel, climate change, CO2, culture, water, Arctic melt, indigenous people and health.
Roadmantic is the idea that all things are connected. By using tar (bitumen) as paint, and a hubcap or shoe as the paint brush, Vara periclitates the extent of which fossil fuels touch everything in the ecosystem. Using an object as a paint brush, brings awareness to the many products made from fossil fuel that we use everyday.
In sculpture Vara uses reclaimed automobile parts as a narrative.
Vara’s work stems from practice based research, to form context in inspiration. Vara travels and follows many specialists, like the Centre for Earth Observation Science and incorporates the difficult mosaic of emotional, cultural and pragmatic considerations.
Vara also creates video, performance, and interactive paint projects to incorporate the public in a dialog of ideas, exchange and awareness.
Vara is a full time artist, that wants to thank everyone who has supported the work via purchase, commissions and benefactors.
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