Kathleen Vance is a self-described environmental artist who focuses on sculptural installations. This talented artist recently captured the attention of the art world and social media users thanks to her series of works titled Traveling Landscapes.
Traveling Landscapes see Vance impressively packing entire ecosystems into small suitcases. These ecosystems are filled with green bushes, rocky terrain, and even water.
According to the artist, she hopes her artworks will not only amaze people but also inspire them to protect and appreciate the natural world around us.
“The cases act to abstract the idea of travel and romanticize its idyllic qualities,” said Vance in a recent interview. “I am always on the lookout for cases that have some indication of travel, with notes and markers which give a feeling that they have really been used for used for transportation of someone’s special or personal items.”
Take a look at some of Vance’s works below.