Arctic Resort Installation, detail 2
Life began on earth 4 billion years ago, hatching under water with a strong desire to feed and procreate. The compulsion to survive and leave a legacy is strong in our world where danger lurks and beauty explodes. A series of ceramic assemblage installations explore our world’s ever-evolving environment: biological, social, political, economic. Vibrant 2D drawings expand the boundaries of the clay-based sculptures to fully realize the concept.
Envision crossing the Arctic tundra and stumbling upon a new eco-resort, a land transformed by the heat of global warming, changing from an icy white to bursting with splashes of color and exotic new life. Evoking both fear and wonder, what will our future be in this rapidly changing world? Should we embrace it or run?
Quickly folding the clay brings a fullness to the forms; a sense of life, spontaneity, and vulnerability to the sculpture; ripping and tearing the clay mimics the forces encountered in daily life.
Photo series credit | Scott McCue