Mother Nature can survive without mankind, but mankind cannot survive without Mother Nature.
Food, clean air and water are the foundations of life. Earth provides us with all the essentials we need to survive. By depleting our natural resources and destroying the ecosystems in which we live, we are in essence, destroying ourselves. In this series I explore humanity’s reliance on our Mother Earth.
Mixed found object assemblages encased in glass domes.
Large domes (dimensions - 5” x 10.75”) Small domes (dimensions - 4” x 7.75”)
"You are comprised of: 84 minerals, 23 Elements, and 8 gallons of water spread across 38 trillion cells.
You have been built up from nothing by the spare parts of the Earth you have consumed, according to a set of instructions hidden in a double helix and small enough to be carried by (an egg) and a sperm.
You are recycled butterflies, plants, rocks, streams, firewood, wolf fur, and shark teeth,
broken down to their smallest parts and rebuilt into our planet’s most complex living thing.
You are not living on Earth. You are Earth."
~ Aubrey Marcus
These mixed media assemblages combine hand-colored vintage scientific prints with nature elements.
Dimensions 10.5” x 10.5”