Jennifer Steinkamp is among today’s best-known contemporary artists working in the field of new media art. Fly to Mars is a computer-animated projection of a tree that comes to life with movement as it cycles through the four seasons of the year. From colorful flowering buds in spring to leafless branches in winter, viewers experience the natural cycle of a tree’s foliage. Simultaneously, the tree bows up and down, as though attempting to break free from the earth’s gravity and take flight into the cosmos.
This exhibition is presented as part of the Art + Environment series, an initiative of the Nevada Museum of Art that brings together community, artists and scholars to explore the interaction between people and their environments.