Looking upwards view
Glass, milkweed fiber, and footprint
4.57m x 3.3m
Anthropocene is a site-specific performative installation that imbeds itself between the ceiling of the ground level and the floor of the first level of a Nature Lab building.
It uses the architectural space to mimic the architectural space of our skin. In this case, our collective skin- made out of glass, milkweed fiber and footprint. The milkweed was harvested from Tiverton, Providence. It is both a food source and a host plant on which the monarch butterflies grow.
Space and light amplify the distressed patterns of the materials to create a surface of ’skin’ that both inhabits and divides.
Viewers are invited to look up, shifting their perspective of their own space.