Sonja Peterson builds networks of negative space into large-scale, intricate paper cutouts. Mazes of quiet colors and soft shadows give depth to sprawling representations of geo-political and environmental systems, such as the history of the potato in France. Inspired by odd connections - found in the unlikely paring of Wall Street and nature, or between disparate time periods - Peterson strives to reveal uncomfortable similarities in morally dissimilar subjects. Peterson enjoys her intricate methodology precisely because it affords her and her viewers the time to explore and question, to perceive and understand more of the whole.
This segment aired as part of mn original show #228.