Linocut on folded paper, 2016
This body of work resulted from a residency in the Vorres Museum of Contemporary Art in Greece in 2015.
The iconography in the print Metabolic Rift is based on the contemporary art collection of the Vorres museum and classical ornaments found in the gardens of the museum grounds. Karl Marx came up with the term “metabolic rift” to explain the crack or rift that capitalism has created between social and natural systems, humans and nature. This rift, he claimed, led to the exploitation of the environment and ecological crisis. Marx argued that humans are all part of nature and he was also saw social societies as an organism with a metabolism similar to that of humans.