slippage

In the previous pieces fracking, chernobyl, and 3 mile island, I began exploring when government and industry become the activator/antagonist. The viewers can slip between becoming complicit in the act of aggression causing the otherness/oddness but they could also shift into an empathic roll for the figure as well, potentially both breaking and fixing the problem at the same time in the same moment.

and i think i’m dying for mining for gold explores the toxic parallels between, how the physical environment, aided by the poorly/unregulated mining industry, negatively affects the health of people living around these man made waste lands and how the emotional environment of people in these regions are played out and in decay as well.

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  • and i feel like i'm dying for mining for gold

    ceramic, graphite, and found child's chair, 29"H X 27"W X 22”D, 2015
  • and i feel like i'm dying for mining for gold

    ceramic, graphite, and found child's chair, 29"H X 27"W X 22”D, 2015
  • in the bathroom

    ceramic and cotton, 72"Hx32"Wx16", 2015
  • in the Bathroom

    ceramic and cotton, 72"Hx32"Wx16", 2015
  • in the Bathroom (detail)

    ceramic and cotton, 72"Hx32"Wx16", 2015
  • bleeding powers

    porcelain hands and glass beads, 1"x120", 2015