Pattern Erosion (2018)
During a residency in Humboldt County, I was struck by the natural science phenomena, critical food geography and politics of survival within the Far Northern California back-to-the-land movement, an experience which left a profound impact on my artistic probes and thinking.
Guided by my interest in the science of wound contraction these soiled, sedimented plastic patterned book carcasses, with elements of gold, purple and black matter — known for spirited expansion, industry and pollution, challenges the impact of greed on the environment. Climate change and environmental damage are embedded into the plastic soil as negative space weavings, visualizing paths of root network and currency systems, collective electric circuitries and life cycle patterns, to convey the impact of humanity as technology and the concept of capitalism erodes into fossilized chambers of abstraction; nature invades and calibrates, healing its wound only by changing shape.
Concept, negative space weavings/carvings, photography & design by Linda Zeb Hang/Way Wza