The Human Legacy

September 2019

This DIY residency was an intensive look inside two books, The Great Derangement by Amitov Ghosh and The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert.

Redacting text created new verse and original imagery. Shrinking the images so that the text is nearly impossible to read and positioning each horizontally, the end result became an asemic form of sound imaging.

I created a “deck of cards” out of the images; each card a symbol of our most enduring legacy… the sixth mass extinction of species.

We are catastrophists, extinctionists, and redactionists.

The Redactionists 
~ a deck of cards ~