This piece is comprised of: two photographs and
a floor sculpture: R5.2.3,
T57.1, & T57.2 Ozymandius Principal - Titled after the
poem by Shelley, this principal addresses the changing perception of power held
within what we refer to as nature.
1. The romantic notion of the sublime stems from humility in the face
of overwhelming entropy.
2. A classical fear of nature involves the localized or natural destruction
of humanity, a nature which can destroy industry and identity.
3. A more recent fear stems from an awareness of the fragility of
nature, of humanity's ability to bring it’s own end by destroying
the biosphere, as well as the fear of a nature fully designed and
homogenized, a nature of by-product.
4. There is also a contemporary phenomenon: the abandonment of Utopia,
an apathetic reconciliation to the wasteland.