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Artist: Debra Zelenak          Year: 2011

Whether one believes in the theory of evolution or that we are all descendents of Adam and Eve, one cannot argue that man has had an effect on the natural world and has learned to adapt its many resources for our many needs.

When Zelenak created the sculpture, she could see the mountains in the background through the steel frames. In a sense she see it as a “DNA” strand of the mountain range. The granite in the rocks coming from the mountains combined with the steel represents the industrialization that has occurred. The cable that holds the rocks in place also represents how man has tamed the natural environment for our own uses.

Look through the frames, how do you see the natural world around you?


Medium type: Steel


Colorado Springs, CO, 80918

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