Benn Ecology Statement
Philip Alden Benn
Back in the Wilderness of a full-spectrum spectacle, the Modified Ecology prints exist in an liminal space between the perfect reality of the natural world and a hyper-reality of gilded perfectionism. This seductive work imparts an experience of perceiving a world imbued with ultra-violet and and infrared light.
Nature and technology and their dialectic tension have compelled me to be an artist and continue to inspire my practice. I often abscond with the tools and objectives of technological and scientific inquiry to propel my concepts. As a result of my research, I find my practice veering toward atunnement with my specimens, and their stories. The work is a documentation of this ever-evolving equilibrium between observer, the observed and the intervention.
A copy of Burton's CV is available upon request.