Meagen Svendsen

My vernacular of ceramic works, found natural materials, and auditory field recordings reference the shared impact and cross-pollination of the human-made and natural world. Informed by my years living in France, Japan, Mexico and Russia, I explore tensions between the perception of nature as exotic other and the practical implications of scientific findings on the interconnection between wildlife and humanity.

My work is inspired by an inquiry into current discoveries in biology, ecology and neuroscience. By incorporating visual, spatial and auditory elements into my mixed-media installations, I seek to engage the amygdala of my viewers, altering their perception of the conceptual artwork in hopes of instilling a broader sensory experience.