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 totems

a part of know need

            Facing the reality of climate change can bring up so much terror and guilt that the people with the resources to create a solution are informed, but paralyzed. How do we awaken people to urgent concerns without losing them to hopelessness? Fear shuts us down and drives us away. I aim to create an energizing reprieve from this darkness; a world that draws people in and asks them to be joyous creators instead of soulless consumers.

           my totems build awareness through engagement without guilt. they ask us to consider what happens after we buy things we don’t need, but never punish or shame us. Instead, they embody a solution; the pieces are whimsical characters who reclaim and transform trash. Each one alone is expressive and inviting; all together, they make an immersive and evocative world with more room for hope than despair.