Julie Sperling (Juror), Tipping the Scales

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Country : Canada

Materials : Plastic, resistors, shell, coral, driftwood

Dimensions : 30.5 x 21.5 x 1.3 cms

Evidence abounds that we are now living squarely in the Anthropocene, the geological age where human activity is the dominant influence on the environment. One such piece of evidence is this: human-made materials, such as concrete, metal, plastic,  now outweigh all living biomass on Earth (eg; trees and shrubs). This mosaic visualises that worrying tipping point.