DescriptionThe tree itself, symbolizing nature, becomes the family tree, branching off down the height of the poster, terminating in the “children” generation, our current generation, or generations to come. The fact that the family tree ends implies a level of ambiguity about what is to come in the future. The “leaves” on tree are symbolic of the generation that they represent so that it is clear that it is both a family tree and a natural tree. The first generation of leaves is presented as vintage photos with photo corners. The second generation is represented as a series of Polaroids for the most recent generation. The young children generation, whose future is indefinite if we do no preserve our natural resources, is represented by crumpled up 4x6 photos of leaves, which are falling to the ground to create a pile of crumpled generic paper. The pile of paper symbolizes the lack of care that our society takes in the recycling of paper and the preservation of trees in our overbearing urban environments. What is to come of our future if we do not take great care in protecting that future through sustainable preservation methods today?
Kevin Mowatt, Easton, MA Member Since May 2007 Artist Statement I recently graduated from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island with my Masters Degree in Architecture. I am looking for a job in the Boston area at an architecture firm. While searching for work, I am open to all opportunities for architectural or graphic design, from house design ideas to corporate logos. Please view my website above for more information about the work I have produced in school, including my graduate thesis project entitled "Adaptive Housing: Transformation and Growth in the Urban Environment," which can be viewed and is available for sale on Blurb at http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1161262