Anthropocene, Tipping Point
“The Anthropocene – human dominance of biological, chemical and geological processes on Earth – is already an undeniable reality.” Paul J. Crutzen, Nobel Prize-Winning Atmospheric Chemist, 2011 Human impact on the earth has become equivalent to significant geological forces, pushing the earth into a newly proposed geological era: the Anthropocene. ‘Anthropocene, Tipping Point’, explores and analyses the ways in which humans have impacted the natural landscape. The work is installed in a way that each component exploits concepts of fragility and precariousness to invoke a sense of unease that resonates with the viewer. Rope is used to constrain the gentle soft curves reflecting the way in which we as humans interact with our planet. The work seeks to offer a reflection on the relationship between humanity and nature, inviting the viewer to consider how they themselves are a part of the work.John of Gods, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. St. David's Holy Faith, Greystones, Co. Wicklow. St. Gerard's School, Bray. Co. Wicklow.