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"My work explores the natural world as expressed through the notions of time and scale and serves as a commentary on the relationship between humans and the environment. My stitched pieces use repetition and texture to reference ecosystems and natural phenomena. I maintain ambiguity as to the scale of the compositions through abstracting natural landscapes and isolating them on canvas backgrounds. My work simultaneously draws from a specific sense of place, as relating to each particular composition, while also referencing the replication of visual motifs on large and small scales throughout the natural world.

Appreciation and reverence for often inexplicable natural forces has been a source of inspiration among artists and craftspeople throughout history. However, in seeking to free itself from the constraints of human inefficiency, our society increasingly finds itself distanced and at odds with the rhythms and messages of the natural world. I find myself drawn to embroidery and other fiber based media because the inherent labor intensive processes maintain a connection to a notion of time vastly different from modern methods of production. "

Madeleine Buck

represented by

Art Attack

Keeping it fresh on the West Coast. Art Attack SF is an art space for contemporary work and community-minded pop-up events. The gallery features rotating exhibitions of emerging artists primarily from the Bay Area and surrounding West Coast. Established in 2012, the gallery is located in San Francisco’s vibrant Castro district.

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