2018 – 2021
This series comprises hand-charred reclaimed wood pieces, recycled sterling silver and emeralds, assembled in compositions that evoke the escalating extent to which nature is transformed by human actions, destabilizing the long-standing balance of our ecosystems.
The result of my meditation on our habit of thinking of our planet as a collection of "things" to use and to own as well as our false impression that we function independently of nature; "Envy" illustrates this illusion of separation from other beings and our environment. But rather than desolation or a sense of loss, I explore the notions of hope, renewal and rebirth that can emerge as a result of catastrophic events observed in nature where entire ecosystems wiped out by forest fires slowly return to life over the months and years.
"They discover that in the very darkness of nature, light is hidden, a little spark without which darkness would not be darkness. "
The Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 13: Alchemical Studies