Judith Skillman

A painting begins with a connection to light and place. Some are quick studies, others require laborious revision, but ultimately it’s a love affair between the medium—oil paint and cold wax—plus land, water, and the horizon. 

Michael Thompson

I found that I enjoyed the kite form; it was like painting, but without the inherent solemnity of stretched canvas. They could be fun and spontaneous and I began experimenting with their construction.

Gwendolyn Pryor

While some kids dreamed of exploring new planets and meeting Martians, I wanted to learn about the 94 percent of Earth’s species that live under water. 

Lucas Foglia

I befriended and photographed people who are working towards a positive environmental future despite the enormity of the task. Human Nature is a series of interconnected stories about our reliance on the natural world and the science that fosters our relationship to it.

Jennifer Steensma Hoag

In this series I explore the correlation between environmental beauty and perceived environmental health, and the impact of humans on the environment.

Htet T. San

Photography to me is the simplest tool to tell stories.

Joseph Harlan White

I felt like a kid again, turning over rocks in the garden to watch the pill bugs and crickets scurry about their hidden metropolis. This feeling became the goal of my work.

Yvonne Love

I find both literal and metaphorical inspiration in a place as simple as my backyard. We might construct fences to demarcate our private spaces, but are all connected by the ground beneath.

Chantel Schott

The lines have a connected relationship with one another and represent the structures of community and the parallels between people—the bonds we have between friends and family and the emotional dimensions that come with them.

Jay Alexander

Form and dissolution: nothing is fixed and stable in this world of water, ink, and paper. 

Jim Sienkiewicz

City of Industry was born out of my night photographs and the mood of the isolated environments I found myself in while making them.

Alyssa Irizarry and José A. Rivera

This project is a meditation on the relationship between land (earth and home), identity (constructed and inherited), and community (cultural and geographical).

Amy Guidry

Through a psychological, and sometimes visceral, approach, this series investigates our relationship to the natural world.

Roger Camp

When you study nature daily you soon discover that every possible artistic design imaginable to woman/man has been preceded by the natural world. At best, you can pay homage to it.

Rhiannon Inman-Simpson

A blue mark will become a puddle, a pool, and then the sea. A brushstroke that started off as a mountain becomes a rock.

Meridith McClure

I first started doing embroidery as a way to deal with the solitude that often comes with working remotely as a field biologist.

Lauren Grabelle

This series, Natural Boundaries, is about deep and boundless empathy. It is an exploration of place, home, and belonging—for myself and for the captive animals I photographed.

Anna Martin

I only truly know what it is like to be in my own shoes, but sometimes I find it most important to not only imagine this world through a human’s eyes, but also through the eyes of an entity much smaller.

Lia-Lucine Cary

The students hauled up the deepest trap yet to be set; it was over 1,500 meters deep. With shrieks of fear they discovered what lives at the deepest of depths. What lives at the deepest of depths, you ask, dear reader? I shall tell you.

Kelsey Swintek

Costa Rica is green: the tropical plants, the camouflaged bugs, the overgrown thrushes, the reflections of ribbed leaves on the wet pavement in the rainy season. I chose to shoot black-and-white with the intention to reveal the tonality in the greens and to portray the diffused light casting shadows in the canopy of the forest.

Alice Thomas

These paintings are records of various insults against our rivers in folly and/or purposeful assault. The rooms below the surface/the skin of the bodies of water were recorded: deep rooms where things are locked away, out of sight from the surface.

John Grant

I think it’s important to document the biological components of our world, now more than ever. There are always surprises waiting.

Jess Weitz

I like to use art to express patterns and forces in the invisible and sensory world: the natural movement of water in watercolors to form earth strata, mixed media to create the mood of a birch grove, the use of form and earthen colors to explore land and dirt.

Fatma Benkirane

 I give priority to chance in my creative work; this endows uniqueness and singularity to the work of art.

Lydia Boehm

I paint while holding a plant in my left hand and making marks with my right. I aim to understand the intimate space deep within plant and floral figures.

Vivian Calderón Bogoslavsky

I solve problems by identifying the stains. I give them life with volume, shadows, tones and, of course, color.

Issue I (2016)

Brian D. Cohen

The process of etching is physical and elemental, requiring force and pressure, inviting aggression and then delicacy, conjoining fire, water, earth, and air.