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STATE OF THE PLANET

Artist's Book, 8.5X11 inches (21.5X30 cm), 2015

State of the Planet: collage/effect
Artist's Book, 2015

A series of 24 collages made through analog methods and then scanned and printed on plastic film. The book explores the intersection of socio-environmental issues present in the environmental justice movement. All images sourced from National Geographic, further complicating the compositions by asking viewers to consider the construction of authority and voice on socio-environmental issues.  It examines them through the juxtaposition inherent to the medium of collage. The book is not formally bound so as to allow further connections and realizations be discovered as the different images are shifted around by the handler. There are no direct linear connections between the contents of any of the images, and a bound book implies a kind of specific flow and linearity, rather than a holistic total visual work that lends itself to the free mobility of the pages.

This project was selected by Wesleyan University's College of the Environment to be presented at the January 2018 Think Tank Symposium, Disruption/Disaster, as well as to have a copy permanently archived in Olin Library's Special Collections & Archives.