Our work responds to the fear associated with our changing environment. This piece grapples with the concepts of waste, throw-away culture, and the threats of environmental degradation. In crafting this piece, we utilized used compostable bags from Bowdoin’s dining hall to create a chain of warning labels. Not only do these single-use bags represent wasted resources and pollution, but their text warns of their direct threat to human life.
We scanned our physical art piece, obscuring its full form and altering its appearance. This transformation shifts the experience of the viewer. Instead of seeing a clear warning label, the overlapping pieces become disorienting and abstract. Confronting climate change is also disorienting, confusing, and leaves us feeling as though we can’t see the full picture.