This dark scene depicts what appear to be taxidermied, mounted deer within a cage-like structure. The artist frequently comments on the decline of forests and other elements of the natural world over the last century. In her compositions, Bialke uses a meticulous technique to make simplified motifs more complex—creating a world where trees and figures search for meaning and connection in one another.
New York-based Madeleine Bialke’s post-apocalyptic landscapes are scenes from tragicomic tales about the decline of forests in the last century. The artist’s compositions make simple motifs more complex through the use of meticulous detail, frequently drawing their imagery from a reservoir in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Bialke creates a world where trees and figures are equal actors and look to one another in search of meaning and connection.