Evocative Objects: Snow Globes

The kitsch object of the snow globe became popularized during a time of industrialization and they responded to a deep-seated need for connection with a disappearing natural world. As our modern landscapes continue to transform, I ask questions about what kinds of sites evoke nostalgia now. By trapping the modern-day industrial landscape in miniature I attempt to gain power over it, even as these sites rest in a permanent nuclear winter.

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Evocative Objects: Snow Globes

America The Beautiful

2016, 9"x6"x6", Snowglobe With Rock Salt From The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (radioactive waste storage site in NM), Sound

It Is Only With Power That Power Can Be Opposed

2016, 6”H, 4.625” Dia., Snow Globe With 3D-printed Cooling Tower And Falling People Figurines, Sound

Escape

2016, 3.75”H, 3” Dia., Snow Globe

Pledge Of Allegiance

2016, 7.25”H, 6” Dia., Snow Globe, Sound

Accidental Discoveries

2016, 4”H, 3.5” Dia., Snow Globe

Self Portrait

2016, 2.6”H, 1.75” Dia., Snow Globe With Photographic Film

Sunbathers

2016, 3.2”H, 3.5 Dia., Snow Globe

Yesterday

2016, 5.5”H, 4” Dia., Snow Globe With 3D-printed Nuclear Plant, Sound

Downwinders

2016, 4”H, 3.1” Dia., Snow Globe

Medical Colonization

2016, 3.1”H, 2.5” Dia., Snow Globe

America The Beautiful

2016, 9"x6"x6", Snowglobe With Rock Salt From The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (radioactive waste storage site in NM), Sound

The kitsch object of the snow globe became popularized during a time of industrialization and they responded to a deep-seated need for connection with a disappearing natural world. As our modern landscapes continue to transform, I ask questions about what kinds of sites evoke nostalgia now. By trapping the modern-day industrial landscape in miniature I attempt to gain power over it, even as these sites rest in a permanent nuclear winter.