We live in a world where our everyday actions are contributing to its destruction. When I walk over to Starbucks and buy a coffee, the coffee beans used to make that great beverage have been shipped and processed using tons of fossil fuels. When I head out to Wegmans and buy an awesome swordfish steak I am condoning the death of a living being for my benefit and the experience of short-lived sensory pleasures. When I sit in front of a plasma TV and play Xbox I’m actively engaging in a process that is pulling a load of electricity off of the grid, electricity that has been supplied primarily by coal-burning power plants, all just for my entertainment.
What specific effects these choices have on the ecology of our world, negative or positive, is a great question. Why do we engage in things that are proven to harm us and the life that surrounds us?
Exploring the duality of these situations, the seemingly infinite possibilities that we have in a given moment, the overwhelmingly different perspectives available, these are the things I'm interested in. I want to question this ephemeral idea of a separateness between us all, even when our inter-connectedness is undeniable. …Read More
IT Specialist at Penn State University.
2008 Bachelor of Arts in Art from Penn State University.