Artist Name: Erica Young
Title: Two Structures, Two Landscapes
Medium: Linocut print
The anthropocene is our world made alien by human desires, new landscapes and ecologies created unintentionally through the pursuit of aims that did not consider their byproducts. One considers a Greek army camping in the ruins of Nineveh 2300 years ago, baffled at the thought that there had been a civilization capable of building such monumental structures, or the European peasant of the sixth century with no concept of the purpose the Roman aqueduct looming over their town had served. The wheel of history has kept turning and we are approaching a new cycle, surrounded by structures and systems not entirely of our making that we nonetheless must collectively figure out how to navigate, dismantle, and live within.