About Naomi McCavitt
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Naomi was born in Richmond VA in 1980 and began making artwork shortly thereafter. Early experimentations as a child invovled cutting, rearanging, painting and drawing on books. Her work has continued in this vein thoughout her career as she is constantly recontextualizing objects with a history. Using resources from the past allows for the inherent aesthetic value - and the meaning contained within to shine through in these new compositions. She writes, "By rearranging these elements, I am able to tell new stories where conquerors and colonizers are dwarfed by hot wilderness, where new species of plants emerge as hybrid, where nature resists cataloging by clumping together in beautiful defiance. Each composition is a secret wish, an alchemic spell to rewrite the stories of human history. Nature becomes the protagonist. I revel in the wild, the ridiculous, and the naïve, and allow them freely in my work."