Installation at The Logan Square Comfort Station, January 14-February 19, 2017, Chicago. Designed and fabricated in collaboration with John Clark, Ancient Age is a mise-en-scene of the Pleistocene Era in the form of an over-sized window-box diorama. Harnessing silhouette, light, and contextuality, Ancient Age revels in fabrication and delight. The installation re-creates the culmination of the last Ice Age and the recession of the Laurentide Ice Sheet which shaped the Illinois landscape.
In the Midwest we lack an abundance of legible geological strata attesting to the abiding passage of time. Ancient Age gently presses us to consider the ceaseless cycles of nature beyond our day-to-day. Be it millennia, elections, or just these few winter months.