Tiffany Bozic - Anthropogenic
Humans are restless curious social creatures, rooted in our biology. We seek to understand the world around us through our connections to other living entities. We first learn to consider nature through children’s books, an overly simplistic lens of black and white, good vs. bad. All life living in cooperation and harmony. I set about to create this body of work to highlight the way evolution actually works, revealing even the most harmonious relationships tinged with messy conflict. Even beneficial symbiotic relationships compete for space and resources. When this balance is disturbed, by human impact for example, it can lead to a vicious cycle of overgrowth of dominant species and exploitation of intimate associations between organisms. Anthropogenic threats, such climate warming, pollutants, and predation by domestic pets, combine to kill billions of wildlife annually, therefore becoming a complex global problem.