In these layered paintings, the artist highlights the attempts to replace or control the natural through synthetic substitutes, and the resulting disconnection between humans and the environment.
Works presented in "Knee Deep" use digitally constructed patterns printed on chiffon as their substrate. These patterns are formed through collaging snippets of female bodies in kaleidoscopic formations. On this delicate printed fabric, the artist layers paint, epoxy resin, pressed flowers, plastic objects, fibers, and synthetic and natural fabrics. Through their overlapping, Adair explores the indiscernibility between natural and fabricated, and the increasing amount of artificiality in imagery, material and experiences in popular culture.