Ceremony for the Earth is an interactive performance and installation that calls for healing. The piece focused on the majesty of the natural world and the wrong done to it by humankind, represented in the alter with 42 extinct or critically endangered animals, plants, insects, and birds watching from the backdrop. Through the words of ecologist John Muir and marine biologist Rachel Carson, the ceremony is full of reverence for all that nature has given us, while being marred with the sadness of all we have taken away. Audience members are welcomed into the alter space to reflect upon their own relationships with nature, leave a confession in the bowl of rose petals, and find peace within the earth.
"Ceremony for the Earth," (2017) Performance, appx. 20 minutes, Wood, fabric, flowers, plants, ceramic bowl, water, coral, snakeskin, fake candles, lights, appx. 5x5x4 ft.