Evanescent Environs/ Fields & Frogs
Seton Gallery, University of New Haven,
New Haven, CT
Evanescent Environs/Fields & Frogs is
an experiential installation transforming the Gallery into a Landscape of
reflective and translucent ephemeral land, sky, and audio scape.
Drawings, mono-prints, photographs accompany the mirror and glass
landscapes, and viewer triggered sounds of wind blown fields with unseen
croaking frogs emerging from the winds. The installation moves from arid
alluvial plains to lush irrigated fields.
The landscape follows a representational irrigation stream,
expanding and contracting from stream to pond.
The soft and mysterious sound of frogs represent the link between
our cultivated landscapes and the unfettered natural world.
Frogs symbolize transformation, with their fascinating and
mesmerizing evolution from transparent eggs to darting water creatures
propelled by a tail to the singing quadruped that lives both on land and
in water. The fields also transform from plowed earth to seed to crop.
have become an
environmental symbol of alarm with species disappearing and leaving the
landscape silent, warning of the ecological devastation caused by
disruption of ecosystems. We can learn to share the agrarian use of the
land with the creatures, who also use the land for their life support, we
have the same needs. Composer
Istvan B’Racz will create the audio portion of the installation.
Frizzell, Art Historian wrote an essay for the catalogue which ends with;
“Via her individual installations and her collaborations with Projects
for a New Millennium, Wulke’s many pronged approach to art making
continually explores our collective consciousness, revealing the
restorative means to revision our place within the ecosystem.
The aesthetic and conceptual vitality of her projects builds
bridges among communities and individuals, linking aesthetic and critical
environmental issues within innovative form-giving projects.”