The conceptual series entitled Preserving conveys my frustrations and fears for the preservation of the earth’s environment. Through exploring motivations and methods of preservation, I am examining our will, ability, and power, to preserve in the Anthropocene. Will it be enough?
The photographs within the jars, like the environment or organism they depict, are isolated, fragile, damaged and collapsing. Already historical artefacts - moments in time preserved to illustrate the past - they document what we have now and what we stand to lose. The vintage domestic jars reference the simple act of preserving food, a task practiced by humans throughout history to ensure our own survival. It is a reminder of our ability, across time and cultural differences, to do what needs to be done.