Plight of the Abundance
Plight of Abundance includes screen prints, woodcuts and sculptures. This body of work focuses on the global debate concerning the planet and the role each of our lives, choices, conveniences and privileges play. Each piece investigates the tenuous balance between humans and nature through the perceived abundance of natural resources declining at the hand of human kind or the impact of daily conveniences on nature. Works in the exhibition include, Thousands and Thousands, a 12" x 12" panel of gold fish scales using the story of the Atlantic Cod as its inspiration - examines the balance between the preciousness of natural resources and the sheer abundance of their use. New landscapes are imagined in Purple Mountains Majesty : Give Me a Home Where the Buffalo Roam, resulting from mass hunting of bison in the American west and a life-sized bee hive, Plight of the Pollinators, which slips between simulacra and commentary making visual, the plight of the pollinators.