Ali Deane, a recent graduate from the University of Kentucky, is a studio artist working in photography, video, sculpture and installation. Her work focuses on themes of womanhood, identity and intimacy with nature. She is concerned with both the physical and physiological connection to Earth. The process of making is a preservation of sensibility and emotion.
It is nature's energy that guides us and shapes us.
My work is about the embodiment of physical and physiological relationships between self, Other and Mother Nature. I look at concepts within evolutionary biology, evolutionary psychology and environmentalism to inform my creative process. Working in mediums including photography, video, sound and sculpture, I explore connections and occurrences within nature that are often overlooked or inaccessible to the naked eye. My creative process functions as a meditative exploration of sensibilities as well as an investigation of the life cycle.