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2017

Igneous Futures is rooted in anxiety instigated by the accelerating effects of the Anthropocene. Humans face challenging futures in a polluted world with diminishing resources and extreme climates. Human extinction is highly probable. I imagine a future Earth where humans are absent but their legacy remains.

Using hand-forming and digital cutting techniques I create ceramic objects and vistas that record traces of the Anthropocene. I think of them as geological remnants or technofossils - evidence of human existence and our relentless unsustainable anthropocentric activities. 

I imagine future visitors to Earth stumbling across these technofossils and attempting to interpret our history much like the victorian paleontologists unpicked the histories of deep time from the fragmented fossilised remains of extinct flora and fauna.