Phone Home: A Call to Action. Our connection to technology is rivaling our connection to nature. Too many of us have experienced that unsettling panic that occurs when we realize that we have forgotten our phones at home. Where will we find ourselves when we've forgotten about the health of our environment? This series is a call to action. With an increasingly aggressive and careless political agenda in place, our country needs to take a sobering looks at what's happening around us. We need to get it together and connect with the Earth rather than the Wi-fi. We plan to randomly place all 21 of these in public spaces in order to anonymously instigate thought.
My former student and collaborator for this series, Rebecca Kanaskie, came to me with a puzzling prompt one day last winter. How could we breathe new life into her stack of abandoned phone cases after the initial practical life of her Lifeproof phone case was over? After pondering, it occurred to me to plant evidence of life within the walls of the phone case, rendering the case a showcase for natural artifact, preserving the specimen from decay. We collected both phones and cases, as well as an assortment of objects like insect wings, bones, teeth, leaves, flowers, stones, shells, metal, wasp nest, and dried mushrooms for suspension in our gutted phones and cases with resin. #goodness #guerrillaart #earth #preservation #environment #lifeproof #technology @dribbbleinvites @makegood