Bringing together artists from Australia, New Zealand and the United States, Issue Two of Common Ground tackles ideas regarding the landscape and natural world. Featuring diverse perspectives and processes, each body of work examines various ways of engaging with nature- from decay to preservation, documentation to manipulation. Issue Two also contains interviews with Marisa Georgiou (whose practice plays upon memory of the landscape) and Becky Nunes (who documents transitional sites) as well as an essay by Christine McFetridge on Sarah Mosca's Untitled Walks. Tied together by the interrogation of wilderness, Issue Two, titled Nature/Next, raises questions regarding the malleability of the landscape and challenges how we perceive, interact and imagine the ever-changing natural world.
Claire A. Warden