Ungrounded is a sculptural installation representing the human condition. The piece has 10 human figures, buried waist deep, unable to free themselves. The figures are constructed with earthen clay, natural wood collected locally and straw no nails or screws, no plastics or glue. The installation is designed to disappear without a trace in about a year.
The piece is about anxiety that exists within our society. The anxiety is our inability to exchange our social and physical comfort even faced with the peril of environmental change. The final state of the 10 figures represents our fear. Some show desperation. All seem imprisoned and stuck.
There is implicit fear that they will consumed by fire.
When the fire is over, the charred remains are remnants of struggling human forms.