My work examines the perpective of how humans interpret nature, Taking photographs and creating art is an experiment. My current work explores my inner landscape, sharing my thoughts on how I see nature throughout photographs, sculptures and paintings. At least once a day I come across large scales of areas covered in trees, grass and flowers being destroyed because of our own needs. The ironic part is after destroying the nature around us, we try to rebuild and incorporate nature back into our lives. My current work involves plants representing the cycle of growth, destruction and regeneration to represent our lives. Something new grows out of the old. People move in and out of our lives, events occur, circumstances change, and we respond accordingly exactly the same way as nature.
Nature had already become an art tool for me at a young age. I remember having dozens of plants and flowers all over my house and I would spend hours creating sales out of leaves and flowers crowns. Plants are a form of art and provide me a flash back to my childhood as well an inspiration. I would like viewers to see the process of taking photographs and creating arts as application of endless possibilities.
Debbie Yu , 17 yrs
Etobicoke School of the Arts