Root Shock II

Root Shock II

pen and ink on paper made from trash and abaca

75” x 102” x 2”

2018

The Root Shock series explores what will happen to our urban landscapes when the sea levels rise and, while we may be gone, the plants will prevail and grow out of our detritus. The term root shock refers to the emotional trauma a person experiences when his or her environment is devastated. Root shock can also apply to plants and the shock they experience when their environment is changed. This drawing imagines and merges our collective trauma with that of our environment as we slide together into uncertainty of life in an age of global warming.

Root Shock I

pen and ink on paper made from trash and abaca

64” x 46” x 2”

2017

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