ROADMANTIC is a visual conversion into our physical environment crisis, intending to stimulate awareness and exchange.
miChelle Vara is a mixed media artist, that uses reclaimed materials as a container for metaphor and memory, exposing conditions for human awareness and change.
Vara speaks visually in her work around the complexities that surround fossil fuel, climate change, CO2, culture, water, Arctic melt and health.
Roadmatic uses tar (bitumen) as paint, and a hubcap or shoe as the paint brush, referencing the many products, like shoes, plastics, cloth, (etc.) that are produced from fossil fuels, which touch everything in the ecosystem and bring focus to personal consumption. In sculpture Vara uses reclaimed automobile parts for their wide range of visual conversations.
Vara’s work is research based, and follows many specialists like the Centre for Earth Observation Science, and incorporates the difficult mosaic of emotional, pragmatic considerations.
Vara also creates video, performance, and interactive paint projects to incorporate the public in a dialog of ideas, exchange and awareness.