The Succession of Nature
The Succession of Nature, 2017-2018
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD
This immersive installation was created for the BMA’s Imagining Home exhibition’s Commons Collaboration. When creating the proposal for this project, I was required to tie into Imagining Home’s exhibition of central universal theme of home. I created the space to have viewers move beyond the traditional domestic notions of “home” to think of what “home” is when all its natural resources have been depleted or destroyed due to climate change.
To link these concepts together, I created a typical house shaped shelter to act as a semiotic for “home.” Inside was a cot, bench, and a radio that played imagined sounds of static in a post-human Earth. These elements activated viewers to really immerse themselves and investigate the space like an archeological dig—as if they found the remnants of that last person on Earth.
All materaials used to create this space were chosen to be as recyclable or reusable as possible.
Walls: Acrylic, acrylic gouache, and spraypaint on paper, 55"x 120" per panel (approx 20)
Floors: Acrylic, acrylic gouache, spraypaint, and polyurethane on MDF. 24"x 96" per panel (approx 60)
Picnic Benches: Acrylic, acrylic gouache, spraypaint, resin clay, and polyurethane on wood
Logs: Acrylic, acrylic gouache, and spraypaint on paper mache
Fire Pit of Environmental Guilt: Objects consumed during the fabrication period and acrylic paint on MDF
Fire Pit Bench: Acrylic, acrylic gouache, spraypaint, resin clay, and polyurethane over fiber glass and wood (recycled from 2 other installations)