As we continue to enhance the creative experience at Northeastern, we look to our faculty to help shape that vision, and influence our students and community through the arts.

The three artists represented in Faculty Focus guide us through landscapes that reveal the relationship between nature and technology. Mountains, canyons, and the human body are simultaneously ravaged and made beautiful by the effects of both forces.

In Sophia Ainslie’s pieces, the body’s inner workings are captured through X-Ray, paired with images of the natural landscape, and then re-worked using the computer as a cutting and collage tool. Using 3D computer modeling, Ed Andrews captures the power and complexity of natural forms found in Bryce Canyon in Utah through sculptures made of fabricated steel. Through technical variations with paint, Mira Cantor produces metaphors that address both natures majesty and its demise.