JOHN-MARK IKEDA

ARTIST STATEMENT

Taken in the arid plateau of Nazca Peru, Nazca Lines #1 , depicts an intersection point between the contemporary and ancient people of Nazca. Dry and windless conditions preserve marks scattered about the Nazca desert, some incredibly intricate and precise. Specialists find these complex geometric forms to be mysterious in both purpose and execution. Today, the land is restricted to many except for the natives that continue to traverse the land, leaving pathways of their own among the sand. In this way, the land is still very much alive, as marks from the past and the present overlap to distill 1500 years into one singular unfinished drawing.

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