Small House

2018

acrylic on canvas

91 x 91 cm

Photo credit: Alex Shaw

Vault

2017

acrylic on canvas

91 x 91 cm

Photo credit: Alex Shaw

Ice House

2017

acrylic on canvas

91 x 91 cm

Photo credit: Alex Shaw

Doomsday Vault

2017

acrylic on canvas

75 x 52 cm

Photo credit: Paula Payne

 

Small Houses series, 2017-2018

 

Currently there are one thousand seven hundred and fifty seed vaults located around the globe, acting as repositories to store bio-diversity. Discussions surrounding them suggest that doomsday philosophies underpin the idea of seed vaults. This raises the question of whether the global idea of saving biodiversity in food crops and endangered species in anyway practical or achievable.  [1]

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[1] Harrigan Chris, “Doomsday Vault,” Smith Journal 10, no. Autumn 2014 (2014).