Black Snake Rising, 2017
Vinyl, 11′ x 52′
Pouring in as a coiling nest, this sea of oil depicts black snakes flowing in a progression of life-scale petroleum-based products transitioning into species most affected by oil spills. The artworks scale and implied motion amplify the impression of being drown in an ocean filled with our necessities, indulgences, and consequences. The audience was invited to contribute to the growing accumulation by adding a vinyl decal of an item they use every day.
Site-Specific Variations Exhibited:
2017 Land Trust, Redline Contemporary Art Center, Denver, CO
2017 Out of Sight, Vital 5, Seattle, WA
2015 Standing Rock Benefit, Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA