Stand-Off, Stand-Still, Stand-Down

A question: to myself, to other beings, and to the possibility of living ethically in contemporary society in the face of climate change, migration, and mass extinction.

Looking at the precarious predicament of being human in the Anthropocene. Situating the climate crisis in relation to social justice, questions of sovereignty, women’s rights, and non-anthropocentric experiences. The work is a combination of collage, photomontage, painting and drawing. I am considering how one cultivates the ability to change ones perspective, through visually juxtaposing seemingly disparate images, spiritual teachings, and the jolting perception of beauty. Where do we find in ourselves the ability to cultivate compassion, to  steward life, both human and non-human? The representation of animals and people in contemplation of form, color and environment suggest our need for deep reflection and empathy at the current moment; they urge a transformative process in the act of learning and living in the unknown.