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Possible Futures
with Alex Matzke, Tony Smith, and Josh Thorud
Sediment Arts, May 2014, Richmond, VA

This work seeks to understand our current human-nature ecology; a system fraught with imbalance. Through multiple experiments, processes, and positions, I hope to evoke both connectedness and urgency through a slowly rooting personal understanding that we are not separate from our environment.

"The life in us is like the water in the river. It may rise this year higher than man has ever known it , and flood the parched uplands; even this may be the eventful year, which will drown out all our muskrats. It was not always dry land where we dwell." Henry David Thoreau from Walden


Pine struts, cedar planks, starplates, sod, headphones, MP3 player, site recordings from day and night near Monocacy River.

Interior of hut

Beer can archaeology, found cans collected along Monocacy River.
Takeaway table,

River soap + mead (honey wine) made in the Pollak building studio
River soap wash tub (in response to proposed riverside trash incinerator in Frederick, Maryland)

Soap, log, tub, water, hand towel, found tire and trash, compost.

Soap ingredients: Lard, Monocacy River water, lye, soil, wildflowers, cider gum leaves, grass. opening02.jpg opening01.jpg

Sod Structure 1, inkjet print

Frame by River, inkjet print

Sod Structure 2, inkjet print onion print result.jpg

Live Onion Print, 24”x20”, 2014, undeveloped silver gelatin paper. Made with sprouting onion in jar, clamp light, and sunlight over several days.