Marianne Nicolson

The Harbinger of Catastrophe

2017
Category: 
This work is, in part, a response to the 2010 flooding of Nicolson’s home community, which she considers to be a consequence of extensive, long-term logging and climate change. While shadows climb slowly up the gallery walls suggesting rising sea levels and global flooding, images on the glass box juxtapose the colonial commodification of land with Indigenous teachings of land stewardship.
Title
The Harbinger of Catastrophe
Date
2017
Medium
Sculpture
Materials
glass, wood, shell, halogen bulb, and electrical components
Dimensions
installation dimensions variable
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 2021
Accession number
49118