Lisa Truax is interested in the contrast between nature and modernity. She unearths our ability to disregard the influence and intentional impact our contemporary society has on the perception of nature. Her work maps the places we call natural, which are often created and maintained as part of our culture in an attempt to reconnect the viewer to nature. She combines traditional ceramic materials with found and sourced natural materials. Remnants of a human past become visible through this process, raising questions about wildness and wilderness, human versus geologic time, permanence and impermanence.