Max Liboiron received her M.F.A. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and currently teaches at Suffolk Community College.
“What gets to count as ‘the natural’ is part of a larger narrative within Western culture that includes cultural, social, political, and economic values that are frequently naturalized and made ‘objective’ by their projection onto nature. I strive to visually represent alternative versions of the natural world and the always already hybrid relationships between people, social history, and the local environment.
“My recent work depicts the violence, collaboration, confusion, liminality, and intimacy that occur within the human-environmental community in order to explore alternative political, social, economic and aesthetic agendas and strategies toward a re-interpretation of ‘nature,’ regional landscapes and social infrastructure. In the ‘Experiments with Plants’ series, the plants are not passive specimens, but take an active role in experimenting with and on the scientists in an awkward and visceral collaboration.”