Solar Rock 77b, 2014
acrylic on canvas, 17x16 inches
Copyright © 2016 Megan Foster
"My work suggests a narrative by presenting a frozen moment in time, highlighting the everyday experience through a mix of art, architecture, design and science. Ephemera such as appropriated images, film stills, magazine clippings, and postcards all have the potential to be spectacular and fantastic.
We are subtly influenced by the things we come across walking down the street, shopping in a store, reading a book or by simply clicking on an article that pops up in our browser. Nature has become the backdrop for me to experiment with the ‘stuff’ I collect and come across. Glow-in-the-dark designer pets, over-the-top, solar-powered garden decorations, hybrid plants and naturally occurring spectacles, such as the red tide, the Northern Lights or a fields of fireflies.
These objects are recreated in my work on a monumental scale, highlighting their absurdity while lending authority to everyday stuff. Inspired by my middle class suburban upbringing, I aim to create a homegrown project gone awry. Irony and humor are used as tools to show the underbelly of everyday life, often portraying our overinflated expectations."