Here are a few photos, of process and at the end, of the Tentworks project I have been working on as part of the Feverish World Symposium -
Fossil Bed: the dead provide a home for us living
made from wood, cloth, light, wax (dead trees, dead cotton, fossil fuels, dead plankton)
This piece explores the ways in which our ‘shelter’: the present planet Earth is formed and made up of the past – both living and dead – and how our current use of fossil fuels, which are themselves a gift of the past dead, endanger a human future that the past made possible. The walls of our shelter are made of the stratigraphy of rock, embedded with a gradient of entangled fossils, and roots, which are illuminated when viewed from the outside, as we burn the bones of our past. The title recalls the way masses of fossils are often found together, in ‘fossil beds’.