CONSTANT STATE OF BECOMING (BETWEEN SURFACE AND FORM)

This work responds to the Leslie Spit - a site in Toronto where construction debris and waste is dumped, creating a new landmass in Lake Ontario. Bricks, concrete, and asphalt create a “rock beach”, and waves erode and soften their forms. The “rock” forms come to represent the idea of nature ‘shaping the Anthropocene’ as a means of resistance to human development. Patchwork textiles indexes the surfaces of asphalt forms, highlighting the disconnect between grid and natural forms.

Installation shot "Constant State of Becoming: Between Surface and Form", Patchwork polyester fabric, eroded asphalt, steel.   Photo by Emily Neill

Installation shot "Constant State of Becoming: Between Surface and Form", Patchwork polyester fabric, eroded asphalt, steel. Photo by Emily Neill

Installation shot "Constant State of Becoming: Between Surface and Form"    Photo by Emily Neill

Installation shot "Constant State of Becoming: Between Surface and Form" Photo by Emily Neill

Detail: "Constant State of Becoming: Between Surface and Form"    Photo by Emily Neill

Detail: "Constant State of Becoming: Between Surface and Form" Photo by Emily Neill

Detail: "Constant State of Becoming: Between Surface and Form"    Photo by Emily Neill

Detail: "Constant State of Becoming: Between Surface and Form" Photo by Emily Neill