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Artist ID: 2456

By examining the transient state of local properties, I am constructing a visual history of my townscape. My work depicts imagery of residential living through the remnants of past and present tenants. The imagery is void of people. Tarps frequently appear on houses when affected by storms as a short-term solution. Temporary neighbors are known through their loyalty to pizza brands, age of their children through discarded toys, and the amount of weekly waste produced. Their presence is indicated twice a week on the side of the road as layman still lifes, pragmatic assemblages that wait for garbage day.
Transitions of life stages or relocating is signified based on the amount of furniture left on a lawn. Sometimes items are laid out like an estate sale while others are precariously stacked. Objects shift hourly as the best are scavenged. Items void of value have played their part in the cycle of continuous consumption and have now been displaced.

M. Robyn Wall is an interdisciplinary artist and educator living in Cleveland, MS. Her prints are made from a collage of drawings and photo documentation. Materials are intrinsic to her work including the use of recycled fiber and locally sourced plants in handmade paper and fabric installations.

She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors from the University of Manitoba, Canada. She studied at the University of New Mexico then received her Master of Fine Arts at Louisiana State University.

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