By a Thread
May 11th, 2011
By a Thread 25″ x 12″ Pate de verre, hemp twine, wood; kiln cast, cold worked, sand blasted glass
There exists a very fine balance between humans and their contact with the natural world. Everything that we do affects our surroundings; our mistakes, whether created by spilling minute droplets of paint into a freshwater stream, or the catastrophic leaking of radioactive materials or oil into our oceans, can destroy lives, livelihoods, individual species, and even entire ecosystems. Our tie to wild salmon stocks on both eastern and western coastal areas is so very delicate; this thread-like connection can so carelessly be snapped in the blink of an eye.
By a Thread is part of the Salmon Run Project at the Art Gallery of Mississauga, ON. Photos courtesy of A. Taylor.