Microcosms and Macrocosms
In an age where one is increasingly bombarded with media, one is more capable of identifying different brands than being able to recognize local trees, plants and wildflowers, nor does one know their cultural or medicinal value.
Rather than look at our landscape as a whole, Laara Cerman look at its minutiae: objects and common plants that are regularly discarded. Her art questions the significance these objects have in our landscape. Weeds, for example, are removed because they “litter” our lawns even though they are valuable to the struggling honey bee.
What is more familiar to us, the natural world or the human one? This begs the questions of why we see humanity as something separate from nature.