Backroom Open Door (seen from Booth No 5) | N. Masani Landfair
Backroom Open Door (seen from Booth No 5)
4.5” x 6.5”
Masani Landfair – Artist Statement and Bio
I take materials considered undesirable and redefine their worth and meaning. I use traditional collage and assemblage to create abstract social commentary, dream landscapes and spaces I consciously and subconsciously deal with every day.
I grew up in the heavily industrial community of South Chicago which contrasted constantly with the teachings and ways of my Southern Grandparents that continued with much of our culture from their transition through the Great Migration. These influences shaped my views of beauty and worth in the simple to complex dilapidations and sacred understandings of nature and the environment.