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AP Artist Spotlight: Declan Maseker '21

This year, Delbarton is blessed with seventeen artists in the Class of 2021. To give each of these talented young men the audience he deserves, we are highlighting each artist with a quotation from his artist's statement, a sample of his art and a link to his digital portfolio.

Our tenth featured artist is Declan Maseker '21 who says this about his art:
"I have always been intrigued by the history of humankind—namely evolution—and the ties to nature it has embedded into our identity. However, in an age of rapid technological advancement, I fear for humanity’s loss of it’s intimate connection to nature. Thus, I have decided to concentrate on portraying this profound relationship in my series of works. Rather than standing by as high-tech innovation disconnects humans from the natural world, I employ the fruits of our rapid technological growth (Photoshop) to emphasize the link that humans have with nature, and the individual subjectivity to experiencing natural environments."
 
Below a sample of Declan's art: "Human Roots" Overlaid w/ graphite pencil, 12'' x 16''...

-- and here is a link to his digital portfolio!