At The Crossroads
This installation is about the toll caused by environmental destruction and global warming, and the resultant decimation of many plant and animal populations.
The exhibition can be "read" starting with the quotation from the Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy, which reminds us of the gravity of our decisions. Humans have had a great environmental impact on the earth for thousands of years. Our ecological "footprint," which is the measurable environmental impact of human activities (non-renewable resource extraction, agriculture, greenhouse gas emissions, buildings, habitat destruction, etc.) has been increasing exponentially. In the 21st century it is reaching crisis proportions. This "footprint" is represented by the shoe soles, which themselves require a great many resources to make, and then are discarded in a relatively short time.