Old Dominion represents Americas continued force of narrative onto the land through the legacy of colonization. Our contemporary ‘Age of Discovery’ includes resource extraction, imposed borders, continued Indigenous genocide and our general separation from the land as human beings. The Nations of all living things are being destroyed in this pursuit. As human beings we are responsible to the ancestors and descendants of all living things for how we live; not to the dominant colonial power and corporate industries that have led us to believe we are separate from the land.
ceramic, fiber 2016
At What Cost : Extraction reflects the monster that we as human beings in contemporary times have created. Continued participation in feeding this monster through our unbalanced consumption will in turn result in this monster consuming us. Clay as material and the Buffalo skull as imagery each represent the land and our relationship to it for our true survival. The black-on-black glazing methods are a subversive choice, representing our invented dependency, or our unnecessary bond, to oil and other extractive industries.
ceramic, steel, rubber, fiber 2016