This installation calls our attention to the changing tides—the ebb and flow of our time. It takes us from a place brimming with over-abundance and waste to a place of simplicity and freedom, washed clean. It is a call to gather together and build lifeboats. As a collection, these pieces redirect our focus away from shared misfortune and toward collaborative solutions and a revisioned future, a future involving a recapturing of old things and old ways.
We share our air, our water, our time and place. We share our mistakes and our victories our gardens and our trash. While the hurdles facing humanity are daunting, building lifeboats is a chance to radically change direction, to plant seeds, germinate new relationships – to grow our future, together. The use of only collected materials to build this installation, only found and previously discarded signs, lumber, wire and trees, represents the need for a transition that will not add more to our overburdened planet, but instead will revitalize our love for and value in these "used up" materials. Looking again at objects once discarded is a very powerful way to instill the feelings of a second chance and a new beginning.
If we all make a difference, then what difference will we make? What will our lifeboats be made of and what will we leave in our wake?
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