Artist Statement

 

Daniel Kukla’s practice is motivated by the constantly evolving narrative between humans and nature. How can this interaction, tension, and history be imagined in a new way in light of the monumental changes and growing destructive forces that humanity exerts upon the Earth?  His training in biology and ecological sciences has greatly shaped how he approaches the research methodology in his art practice. His working process shares some of the same core principles of sciences: immersive field research, interviews, observations and balancing these tasks with a freedom of exploration that takes into consideration accidents and chance.