Exploring our world through Art & Activism


Debris is an interactive, collaborative installation which is being created as a response to the problems presented by single use plastic.

The work reflects the literal problem of plastic in marine environments while offering a symbolic representation of the chemical body burdens carried by wildlife and humans alike. In presenting these issues, we are asked to consider misplaced notions of “disposability”, calling in to question consumer driven waste which has devalued what is in fact a very important material.


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On exhibit June 3-24, 2015 at the Dairy, SEED: Dispersal brings together the work of artists and educators from New Mexico and Colorado. The mission of SEED is "to encourage cross-pollination between the arts and sciences through fine art exhibitions and creative dissemination methods in combination with multi-sensory exploration and education to celebrate the miracle of seeds in new ways and further this mission each year. Visitors to SEED exhibitions and educational forays are invited to look through the lens of the seed to explore connections between art and science and their personal relationship to the natural world.


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The butterfly represents hope. It symbolizes transformation; in moving from one state to another, a change in perspective or a new lifestyle. In this way, the butterfly may teach awareness of other ways of being. The Monarch butterfly connects Mexico and the United States through one of the most spectacular migrations in the wild. We rely on them as pollinators. Through presenting an interactive installation around the image of the Monarch butterfly, we hope to engage a participants in a dialogue from regions north and south of a border that is evident to us but invisible to the graceful Monarchs. Through this conversation, we aspire to cultivate fertile grounds out of which we may grow solutions to the environmental catastrophes that have been spawned by transnational corporations.

Instigators: Susanne Mitchell & Lee Lee

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