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Kirsten Furlong

Lecturer/Gallery Director, Blue Galleries
kirstenfurlong.com

  1. Extinct Birds of the Great Plains: Carolina Parakeet
    Ink, collage, colored pencil, and acrylic on paper
    30"x22"
    2019

  2. Night Passages: Hand
    Acrylic, ink, watercolor, and colored pencil on paper
    30"x22"
    2019

  3. Night Passages: Flat Water
    Acrylic, ink, collage, and colored pencil on paper
    30"x22"
    2019

I create images and objects about human, animal, and plant interactions in places where these relationships are defining the Anthropocene. Recent projects relate to nuclear waste in the high desert of the western United States, declining habitat in the grasslands of the Great Plains, and the effects of climate change on species everywhere. In the work, animals and plants serve as emblems of nature and as metaphors for human desires. I use detail, repetition and patterns inspired by those encountered in the natural world as a representational tool while also using mark making to express empathy, loss, and longing. These three drawings were recently  part of Over the Edge of the World, a solo exhibition and 2020 Elizabeth Rubendall Artist in Residence project at the Great Plains Art Museum at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE.