Becca Shewmake


I am interested in simplifying objects to their most bare forms and combining them, creating shapes that are unrecognizable at first, but begin to resemble multiple objects simultaneously. These objects come together to perform functions in their environment. The result is often read as a landscape, or a molecular cross-section. Environmental themes can be read throughout the work in the form of polluting bio-machines, acid rain clouds, and radioactive robo-plants, while societal issues occur through various manifestations of oppressed-versus-oppressor themes such as experimenter vs. subject, hunter vs. prey, or consumer vs. consumed.