Silent Witnesses- (work in progress)
This body of work consists of 12 sculptures on pedestals with wheels. The finished pieces will be presented as a parade or procession in public common spaces like the inner harbor where regular folks go. There will be musicsounding like a combination of a funeral dirge and a carnival. I want to bring the art out of the elite gallery space to reach a wider audience. The purpose is to start a conversation about the environment. The sculptures are built around tree parts that exhibit wounds and healed wounds. Each piece represents the life work of a female environmentalist who was mostly ignored during her life by the patriarchical western science world or even murdered by the ruthless business she sought to confront.