Amanda Maciuba | Tributary

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Amanda Maciuba’s work explores the visible and invisible marks of human hands on the landscape. Her practice investigates human relationships with the environment over time, forefronting the impacts of human-driven climate change. She exposes and reconsiders the layered histories of specific locations, from the geologic forces that shaped the land to the impacts of Western colonialism to the current practices of development, destruction, and restoration by the local communities she interacts with daily. Tributary is a series of prints, artist’s books and installations inspired by the confluence of the Kaw and Missouri Rivers in Kansas City, Kansas, that has expanded to consider multiple points within the watershed. This project considers how water shapes human life and how our actions impact river environments in return.