A Slow Catastrophe
Found lottery tickets, jars filled with collected street ephemera, collected plastic bags, balloons, science beaker with water and gravity
6' across by 12' high
A Slow Catastrophe is a shrine that comment's on the slow but catastrophic degradation of our natural environment brought on by the gluttony of culture and the vices we resort to that help us cope with the stresses of an unsustainable life, be it financial, emotional and consumable. After a few days the balloons slowly deflate and float to the floor literally collapsing the piece. Jars topple, lotto tickets shift; the balloons hoover on the floor blanketing most of the piece.
This installation was at the Silber Art Gallery at Goucher College, 2010. Part of the Artscape satellite exhibition, Bits and Pieces, curated by Laura Amussen