An Elusive Equivalence, 2016
This work makes me think about human interaction with the environment. While many of Richard T. Walker’s pieces contrast a human element with a natural element, the hand that is precariously holding a rock symbolizes human interaction with nature…in a very “hands-on” way.
When looking at this piece, I think of the impact that human development has had on the natural world. The red outline of the hand represents a violent component to human involvement with nature. The rock in the hand represents how we are precariously handling the world in which we live in. The mountain peak in the background shows the immensity and grandness of the world in which we live in.
While this work by Richard T. Walker’s provides a look at the human experience in nature, it also shows our less than positive influence on our surroundings.