This exhibition is a continued investigation and response to the affects of the climate crisis and the ongoing battle against climate change. At times political and seemingly futile, the debate on this issue rages while forest fires are still burning. The mixed-media sculptures included in this exhibition are a way of ‘sounding off’ and giving voice to trees. Dark humor becomes both a defense mechanism and reaction to the destruction of natural environments, posing questions surrounding the marks left by human intervention.
Cozette Phillips earned her MFA in Metals from the State University of New York, New Paltz, in 2010. She currently works at Spokane Falls Community College as Fine Art Instructor and Gallery Program Director.