Anatomy of Place

  • Vera Vasek by Vera Vasek
    Fiscally Sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts
    Anatomy of Place

    Anatomy of Place, my project on Sugarloaf Key, Florida, involves the creation of new forms through my interaction with nature and its' processes, while providing a platform for reflection and dialogue concerning our changing world.

     


  • Vera Vasek by Vera Vasek
    High Tide on Upper Sugarloaf Key
    High Tide on Upper Sugarloaf Key

    My studio is located on marshland that was filled and raised with local quarry limestone in the late 1970's. Once 3 ½ acres covered with rock and grass, it is now the home of native and non-native plants and animals. From the sprawling Australian pines to the south American iguanas, the endangered Joewood tree, to the families of key deer - one thing is clear.  Man-made global warming is real, and with it, accelerated rising sea levels.

    Within 40 years, waters from Upper Sugarloaf Sound will inundate this small spit of land, and with it, all that exists on top will be lost.
    The goal of my project, Anatomy of Place, is to provide a glimpse of what exists now, as I continue with my daily chores and create new artwork.