Archival Pigment Prints
Gobi Desert, Mongolia
Burn Piles Trash reimagines the sand dunes of the Gobi Desert in Mongolia as a site for plastic animism. The shifting sands of the dunes become a backdrop for the plastic, rubber and metal waste that has blown across the plains by the desert winds. Alongside the trash are discarded bones from nearby nomadic herds and wild animals who died in the harsh environment. This work examines the dunes as a futuristic wasteland, ritualizing commodity and waste through the arrangement of found debris.