84in x 24in x 12in
Recycled plastic and chiffon polyester dyed with synthetic dye and Portneuf River water
Aquifer is heavily influenced by trauma that is inflicted upon the environment by humans. Using Portneuf River water and recycled materials, the piece’s materials are conceptually tied to its belonging within my oeuvre. Yet the piece itself also speaks volumes about what we choose to see or what we can readily see. Aquifers exist beneath the surface of the earth and can be difficult to determine in size and magnitude. So much of what impacts our environment is hidden—it is an iceberg’s bottom that we can’t easily see.