The theme for this exhibition is a solemn representation of nature and technology. It represents the division between the two and how we have become separated from being able to see nature as it should be. It starts with a picture representing how our generation today sees the world, only through the screen of our cell phone. The exhibition grows darker as it explains how we are lacking the experience of nature in our everyday lives. Without experiencing nature, we become disconnected from the big picture of what it is really like to enjoy life. Being attached to technology causes us to miss out on the little things that end up meaning the most. We often find that when we do experience something incredible, we pull out whichever device will capture the best picture. We need to just live the moment, rather than always trying to capture it. A picture is worth a thousand words, but feeling the whole experience will last a lifetime.
The quote I chose from Walden explains that we should use what we have within ourselves and not always externals to display art. We are limiting ourselves to technology rather than going out and exploring for our own sake. I chose Lucretius because he explains our body and mind. Body and mind should be paired together, but with the lack of nature we express, it is as if we leave mind behind. I chose a painting of a mirror to show that sometimes our biggest problem with externals is our self. We are the ones that are stopping us from getting out and experiencing the real world without being behind a cell phone or device. And lastly, our generation is accepting the fact that it is alright to live behind technology and remain unable to recognize what is all around us.