Collapse, 2012

Sherri Chaba and Lyndal Osborne

Collapse is a cautionary tale for a future after resource extraction and urbanization. Sherri and I have both noticed dramatic changes in the communities where we reside in Alberta. Sherri’s family farm in Redwater has undergone destruction of waterways, trees and land created by increased exploration for oil and gas. The agricultural farms around my home on the outskirts of Edmonton are being replaced by housing developments. Urbanization and industrialized farming are not just local issues within Alberta but can be seen in corporate agriculture all around the world.


Mixed media installation: ceramic, metal, wood, papier mache, wire, rubber, dried seaweed and dried fungus
Dimensions:  5.5 x 5 x 6 feet

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