“matter doesn’t disappear it transforms, energy is the same way. the earth is layer upon layer of all that has existed, remembered by dirt. it is time to turn capitalism into a fossil, time to turn the soil. - Adrienne Maree Brown, Emergent Strategy.
𝘤𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘭𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘷𝘦 is a diagram of a newton’s cradle constructed with soil spheres. newton’s cradle demonstrates newton’s 3rd law of motion: that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. it also seems relevant in describing some moments of societal change. how do we change to embody the worlds we long for? to care for the soil as self?
I’ve been making these spheres for a few years now. I make them while walking in different environments. As I walk, I build up and compress dusted layers on the surface embodying a human geology. The form relating so directly to my hands that I’ve begun to understand my hands as a sphere. Making them in the environment becomes a meditation on the layers of place ♾ self.
They are all different, and hold distinct memories of a walk somewhere often near water-the ventura river bottom, sespe, cozy dell trail, my back yard. This particular set is from soils near my home.
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