Forms the middle panel from the portfolio "AIDS Forms the Tally"
8” x 10” Color plate etching and aquatint
Monte Azul Center for the Arts is pleased to host artist Stephanie Wilde as a MACA Fellowship Awardee. Ms Wilde will be among the first artists to produce work at the new facilities.
Wilde's delicately intricate works often belie the social and environmental conflict and controversy that inspires the majority of her subject matter. In the artist's own words:
The title is an emblematic reference to flock behavior, herding, and the mob mentality that so often accompanies such actions. The issue of race has been imprinted on America from the original indigenous population to slavery, freedom, and beyond. Our culture has justified the history of others, those unlike us, as inferior; a prejudice that has impacted human development on both parts of the divide and now has reached a tipping point. The extremes are visible in the racial bias in the economy, income, crime, and the prison population. Religion, as well as race, has been brought into our political world to divide and judge, rather than being a personal navigational journey. It has given select groups political power and has turned our society into a they, them or us culture.
In a series of collagraphs, Wilde proposes to address the topic of medicinal plants she finds on the private nature reserve at Monte Azul.
For information about the work by Stephanie Wilde, please contact:
MACA Carlos Rojas Jara at email@example.com
Stewart Gallery, Seffan Bune at firstname.lastname@example.org