Christy Cornett
I am interested in the way that human presence influences the natural landscape and vice versa. My work explores the relationship that the natural environment has with human kind. I strive to capture the perpetual in relation to the irresolute.

In my collage vignettes, I am investigating landforms, particularly volcanoes and mountains, and the spiritual and cultural significance that has been assigned to them. The steady presence of a geological monument in relation to fluctuating hominine activities is a reminder of the impermanence of human creation and existence.

I build my collages from fragments of hand printed and found papers, overlapping and interlacing pieces until not only an image appears, but also a multi-layered object takes form. The scenes inspired by real and imaginary places, are presented as small vignettes, much like a postcard.