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Laura Hewitt

Fairbanks, Alaska USA
Digital Bear
11" x 7"

Artist Statement: The Digital Bear was created in response to my experience of describing bowhunting bear in Arctic Alaska to non-hunting friends in NYC, by email, complete with digital images. I was uncomfortable with the way the powerful, primal and organic richness of my experiences were sanitized by digitalization; how hygenic, safe and downright banal it became via email. This led to the creating several pieces that combine the primal and electronic worlds.