My artwork addresses the current climate change. It is the result of accumulation. Accumulation of carbon and greenhouse gasses. Accumulation of passive disregard and concerted neglect. Accumulation of actions. Accumulation of inactions.
Accumulation is a part of concept, process, form, and content in my work. Ideas build upon themselves. The beginning of a work forms from the completion of another. Marks build upon marks. Images relate to one another and speak as words forming a sentence. Prints are not just multiple iterations of an image, but component parts that come together to form a greater whole. Repetitive process speaks of repetitive action. Amassed elements become seemingly insurmountable realities. The beauty of our industry and innovation is suddenly the specter of our nightmares.
By creating works that confront my viewers with this reality, I urge them to consider the effects of our accumulated effects. I ask my viewers to consider, at what point we take responsibility for how we are changing the world? We have locked ourselves into a climate change. But, we can effect the degree to which the climate change will be experienced in the future. How can we change our behaviors and habits to mediate the effects of climate change for our world’s future?
Accumulation: Evidence is print-based installation that is a response to the mixed-media drawings presented in Accumulation: Concept. Constructed of wallpaper, screenprints, monoprints, and hand and laser cut paper, this work addresses the complexity of our industry and its accumulated effects.