Nicholas Galanin

Nature Will Reclaim You

2013
Category: 
NEW - “This is the largest piece in a series of petroglyphs I have carved throughout the United States and Canada. The series engages viewers through another historical lens, perhaps 4,000–5,000 years from now when all social context is wiped from the imagery … As our politics and borders shift and our technology and social attitudes change, we still cannot escape the reality of our short time here. This particular petroglyph is woven into the landscape, the wreckage or skeleton of Victorian wallpaper revealed on the stone, a reminder of romanticized Western ideas of land ownership.”
Title
Nature Will Reclaim You
Date
2013
Medium
Sculpture
Materials
limestone
Dimensions
370 x 550 cm (approx.)
Nationality
American
Credit line
Commissioned by the National Gallery of Canada in 2013
Accession number
45897