Connie Morey #32 Release
By Connie Morey
|Dimensions||60 × 54 × 54 in|
Reclaimed wood, wool, gas mask components
"Release" is an installation of seven free-standing mask sculptures that are made of reclaimed wood, repurposed wool blankets, and components of surplus WWII gas masks. The installation navigates themes of ecological displacement, belonging, and resuscitation—thereby questioning the human alienation from the earth that unfolds when we bestow personhood on human beings above all other natural things. The works are part of the artist's ongoing exploration of the relationship between personhood, exploitative labour-land practices, and variant definitions of sustainability.