Maeve Brammer’s artistic practice is deeply connected to being present and to the process of memory. Their desire to make art emerged from the process of journaling and building books. Maeve primarily studied painting, but their previous work also includes collage, printmaking, and sculpture. They are especially passionate about the intersections of creative expression and community organizing.
During their two-month stay, Maeve worked on a book project (as yet untitled) that combines landscape imagery with a quest narrative. The main character sets off into the desert after his hands begin to disappear; he hopes that the land—and some literate but deliberately unhelpful birds—will show him how he can relate to his body, and how he might help it heal. The project combines linocut printing and collage, and uses landscape as a method of externalizing the human body.
Over the course of 60 pages, it asks us to reconsider our own physical form: Should we strive to be in control of our bodies? Should we expect to understand them? And, perhaps most importantly, what does it really mean for them to disappear?