The Naturalist’s Cart (of the anthropocene)

The cart installation acts as home base for this collector. There is a supply of tools and instruments, albeit rudimentary, that act as a stand in for the fictitious naturalist of the anthropocene. Naturalist being an ironic twist because in this reality what was inorganic has become organic.  There are new moth specimen alongside makeshift tools and compartments. As an act of written recording, the scroll holds cut-out text information that corresponds with the moths. Poetic and disjointed, the text adds context like time, environment, species variations and behaviors. I thrive on the storytelling aspect of art and literature. Humans develop through stories and communicate through them. Facts and figures do not hold the power of persuasion and stickiness like a good story.  2018.