According to the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world has the tools, financial resources, and knowledge needed to achieve its climate goals. ‘Adrift’ speaks to the need to align our actions with our dependence on one another and the Earth. Ceramic flowers, made of reclaimed clay, are suspended against a backdrop of paper-cut seeds. The flowers hang in the balance, disconnected and missing their roots, yet still cast out seeds, searching for firmer ground.
Marney McDiarmid is a queer ceramic artist living in Katarokwi/Kingston. Her work typically explores ecological themes, encompassing alarm about the climate crisis and the joy and respite she experiences through her connection with the land. Marney utilizes beauty as a tool for engagement by creating appealing, lush, sensuous pieces that call up notions of replenishment and inspire the viewer to reflect on their own relationships to the natural world.
‘Adrift’ is one of 12+ projects at STACKT Market for the 2024 DesignTO Festival. Celebrate these projects with a free, site-wide party on Sat, Jan 20 from 6-10:30pm. Visit ‘Design Collection Opening Party @ STACKT’ to learn more.