Every living thing has an impact on its environment. Human impact on the environment is inevitable, just by simply existing; all species - including ourselves - will imprint their mark on the world around them
Through creating a series of objects, wearables, and drawings, I investigate our connection and codependence with the earth. By exploring the multiple stresses we put on the planet through industry, fracking, chemicals, run off and the burning of fossil fuels, I have come to realize that action and proper planning regarding usage of our resources are needed before the consequences of our presently destructive actions become irreversible.
Most of my projects take the form of filters, modular systems of glass vinyl tubing, plants and prototyped plastic. Each piece draws from existing reciprocal systems in nature. The series includes air filtration units driven by photosynthesis and water filters that use charcoal, sand, and ceramic to purify water. Each system creates an interdependent relationship. The human operator provides the created system with something it needs, for example water. Then in turn the system provides a way to cleanse and produce something humans require to survive, such as clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, or a sustainable food source.
I am offering an outlook that re-envisions our ecological relationships, and proposes new possibilities for co-existence for the present and immediate future.