Public Art Project from Orange Barrel Media at the Fox Theater in Hollywood. May 2022
I remember trudging through the Tundra of Quebec when I was 19 years old. On my first solo hiking trip, hostel-hopping down le Golf St-Laurent, I reach the end of the road just past the town of Sept-Iles. Beyond that is the tundra. To the north, permafrost and immense glaciers stretch across the land, past the horizon.
Today in Los Angeles, my mind wanders in my studio, and I'm concerned about our unfolding understanding of global warming. With this video project, I am juxtaposing my drawing practice with recordings of melting icebergs and permafrost. In Charcoal & Carbon, my pink character is flying across the melting landscapes to bring us to these far away and almost entirely uninhabited lands, such as Labrador in Northern Quebec, the arctic, or Iceland. As Timothy Morton points out it is an hyperobject in need of urgent attention.