Cara Chan

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While in residence on Fishers Island Cara Chan walked its beaches rock hunting; scanning thousands and picking up every specimen with resemblance to breasts, nipples, vaginas, butt holes, or faces. After sorting, she categorized and paired these stones in accordance to size, color or similarity in shape or striation. Fishers is a sculptural series that plays with pareidolic recognition, revealing our tendencies towards self-recognition in the landscape. Nestled within classically inspired forms, common beach stones hide the human face and emphasize erogenous zones, revealing the body’s centrality in our anthropocentric understanding of the natural world and, in turn, the importance of nature in the formulation of our self-image.