Beth builds landscape art using mylar, a material with a nonporous flatscreen surface, provides a contested ground of resist and residues. She chose this material due to its state of flux.
Evaporation and duration are key to the process. The pigments that remain become the trace elements, the markers for what holds on. Mylar is a material correspondent with the screens we interface with daily, where our accumulations, interests and archives are now found floating in a different dimension beyond the tactile.
We use “attachments” every day as we connect and relay information.
Attachment has its contemporary meaning, but there is, tucked within the earlier analog meaning of connection, the tenuous or tenacious act of holding on.
In time, elements of nature, geology, objects and stories attach to one another. In this process, interventions, whether intentional, inadvertent or malign turn what has been into something else, something different. A new state of coherence appears (for a time.)
This is a sampling of Beth's work. Contact her if you are interested in commissioning a piece of work.
Only time will tell
If my work is representational
Only time will tell if time will tell
The Lichtenberg Figures