human / nature
This body of work explores a perplexing and troublesome question: why do we seem unable to stop ourselves from destroying earth? Have we forgotten that we are nature too? What if we could remember our own beginning in a nascent universe--what it felt like to be stardust, to live in salty seas, to feel our connectedness to everything else? What would it mean for our world if we had this insight?
The bits of driftwood I collected along our Yukon shores resemble human bones, tendons and muscles; the waves that deposited them a reflection of our own evolution, to move and dance upon this Earth.
Several driftwood sculptures are on display at the Yukon Arts Centre (outdoor garden). Photo credits: @Jake Paleczny Photography, Joel Krahn, Derek Parker, others.