Patterns of Indulgence
Pre-pasted wallpaper on wall
This work follows Victorian Era wallpaper designs and William Morris' explorations of Scheele Green into a current look at the patterns of colonial extraction by Canadian mining corporations. The colour swatches mimic the palettes of lithium mining as well as the infamous arsenic greens used in the production of vibrant yet deadly household commodities. The patterns are composed by logos of the twenty-five most powerful and contested Canadian Mining corporations currently operating in Latin America.
This work was created with the generous support of Ontario Arts Council.