// “Do you ever think about the end of the world, Ms. Nakamura?” / She looked up from her bowl. In her hand was her fork, on which she had pierced her final piece of lobster, the steam from the bisque rising from it in waves. The question he had just posed to her was a question she didn’t expect. But it wasn’t a question she didn’t know the answer to.
Inspired by a pursuit of beauty, Riley combines classically thoughtful botanical designs with Parker’s carefully considered film images in an expression of the multifaceted relationship between humankind and nature. The two artists contrast anonymous portraiture with sweeping landscapes in an attempt to capture both the malleable and untamed aspects of the natural world.