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ISBN: 9781921760495 Madeleine Kelly
Madeleine Kellly investigates the archaeological metaphor and its potential to create new meaning. In particular, she focuses on its capacity to represent human relations with the environment, both natural and artifical. In her paintings, mythically charged signs are replicated, recontextualized, and re-scaled. By altering scale and proportions, she skews and shifts reality. Through anamorphic distortion, emphasis on internal articulation, cultural mapping, and biomorphic forms, the works are composed as 'archaeological constellations'. While her projects are not prointedly on ecological sustainability, they allude to the complexity of often politically sensitive informaiton and its impact on humanity.