Carrying Capacity (2017)
24 x 30 x 60 inches
Wheelbarrow, Xmas balls, vibrator
Biologists define “carrying capacity” as the maximum population of a given species that can survive indefinitely in a given environment. Carrying capacity is a measure of sustainability within changing conditions. This sculpture questions the capacity of our planet to carry humans into the future. How much “glitter, noise and false promises of consumer-culture idols”, as journalist Chris Hedges puts it, can humans and the earth accommodate? Perhaps we see here the wasted fruits of our labors. Beautiful shiny things fuel our most obvious desires but how do we satisfy our need for compassion, dignity and community? The lack of attention to our deepest desires creates the particular collective despair and anxiety of our present moment. That low rumble you feel just might be the revolution.
22 Artists' Belts (2017)
This wall piece is comprised of belts gathered from each artist member of Mercury 20, the artist collective gallery that I am a part of. Lately I am looking to make constructions that relate to Solidarity; the unity or agreement of feeling or action, especially among individuals with a common interest; mutual support within a group.