Forgiveness Totem ll
Can be used as pedestal.
Forgive me for the ways in which I have been forgetful and disconnected to myself and the life around me. Forgive me for my over consumption when you have not received enough to thrive. Forgive me for the waste I have generated and help me to make better choices in how I nourish myself and interact with my environment. Please help me to be in harmony with the natural world and have my hand print bigger than my footprint. Please guide me in what is mine to do.
The Forgiveness Totem series is a blending of trash art and ceramics. It is a commentary on packaging and being responsible for my waste. My intention is to create art to interact with and remember our interdependency with the natural world. These sculptures are born from my efforts of “zero waste” and creating art from what would otherwise be landfill. This has been an intimate relationship with the trash I generate and a process of discerning how I can reduce this impact on the environment. I have incorporated over two years of my debris into these sculptures, and I have changed some of my consumption habits because of facing the dilemmas of this kerfuffle in my lifestyle.
The creative process included organizing plastic and other waste into armatures. I wrapped the armatures in chicken wire and then applied Portland cement to the armatures. This video depicts these first stages of building the armatures.
Sales from the Forgiveness Totem Series directly fund activities in harmony with ancient ancestral teachings of interdependency and Sacredness of ALL life.