Mother Tree, Monotype with screenprint, watercolor, and graphite, 14” x 6”, 2020
I am deeply invested in and concerned by human relationships with land. Through my printmaking practice, I hope to create meditative moments in landscape that can foster an intimate, tender connection with land and help audiences rethink how we more broadly inhabit our environment.
Representations of this tender connection move between abstract visualizations of natural phenomena, moments of communion in landscape, and meditations on the connection between body and earth. Works grounded in space provide an opportunity to enter into a meditative moment with the landscape presented, while abstract interpretations of natural phenomena encourage the viewer to meditate on ideas of symbiosis and the exchange of energy among ecosystems. Works that consider the connection between body and earth express a bodily kinship that functions in tandem with a mystical and emotional bond.
I cherish the earth as my sister and my work is concerned with celebrating the kinship between us, both affective and bodily.
Lainey Peltier was born in 1997 in Englewood, Colorado. In 2020, she received a BA in Art History and BFA in Art Practices with an emphasis in Printmaking from the University of Colorado Boulder. In 2021, she will attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago to pursue a Master of Fine Arts through Printmedia. Peltier has been included in various exhibitions and publications including the 37th Annual All Colorado Art Show at the Curtis Arts Center in Greenwood Village, CO, and Issue 29 of The Hand Magazine from Prairie Village, KS. She is currently exploring human relationships with land by constructing meditative moments in landscape.