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Eco Systems with Mammals V
Gouache, paper land-use maps, on canvas
43x38 cm (17x15 inches)
Eco Systems with Mammals

"We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations."
 - Anais Nin

Perhaps our ecological crisis arises from our incompleteness? We seem unable  to exercise our potential? We remain unaware of our indivisible connection to the earth and each other.

This series is about this inability of humans to coherently occupy the environment and see ourselves as one more mammal in the Eco System. The land-use maps have been submerged in circles, symbols of continuous human activity and our overwhelming presence on the planet.

These pieces record a cognitive dissonance...our determined destruction of what is most precious to us.
 
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