Area of Study
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
With or without organic matter, the Earth will continue to participate in its celestial dance with the rest of the Universe. For my work this fact is paramount. I am envisioning the Earth as a post-organic realm, as a space that will remain far beyond human existence. The Earth’s turning is not dependent on humanity, on flora or fauna, on any single living thing that inhabits it’s crust. This is an element of ‘our’ planet that I think is often ignored, forgotten, or simply unknown or not thought by most. As such, these pieces are about the purity of Earth as a cosmic entity; they are a visual expression of the Earth sans organic existence.
Kahan, Yuri, "Growth / Decay" (2012). Summer Research. 155.
University of Puget Sound