There, there

2019, slate, sandstone, granite, vinyl, zippers, 30"x10"x22"

 
There, there wrestles with the complex and paternalistic relationship between humans and nonhumans, specifically within the context of land preservation. I examine the act of protection when applied to an entity that may have never given consent to such a gesture. Is the cordoning off of land for the purpose of conservation a gift to, or theft from, the organisms that populate it?