Anya Rosen

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Cementa Artwork at Birds Hut

Model Car

Materials | Car, automotive clear coat, wax

A totalled car sits at Birds Hut. The grass around it is neatly trimmed and the crunched folds of its metal body glisten in the sun. It has been abandoned, discovered again, and cared for in the last years of its life, its history preserved in a glossy enamel.

This work is part of the Cementa Initiative, ‘Correspondence of Imaginary Places’

1. Anya Rosen, Model Car, 2017. photo Alex Wisser
1. Anya Rosen, Model Car, 2017. photo Alex Wisser
Anya Rosen's bio:

Anya Rosen grew up in Los Angeles, CA and graduated with a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. She has since worked on farms across the United States and completed residencies in remote areas of Iceland and Colombia documenting rural communities and contemporary agriculture through painting, photography, and sculpture.

My artwork is an expression of discomfort and fascination with the rapidly growing gap between humanity and nature. With a focus on the contemporary archaeology of garbage, I explore the battle between these two forces by investigating the human consumption and abandonment of man-made objects and spaces. As a sculptor I encourage the disintegration of fabricated materials and their entanglement with the environment, and as a painter and photographer I document the ruins.

2. Anya Rosen, Model Car, 2017. photo Ian Hobbs
2. Anya Rosen, Model Car, 2017. photo Ian Hobbs