The Saltwater Project
Each Ecosphere reliquary explores a model of Barbadian society, whether imagined or reality, based on careful analysis of our history. Each iterations of this “self sufficient” system utilizes the few things Barbados has in abundance: hot sun and ocean. With each experiment I alter the combination of necessities the plants have access to for growth: water, sunlight, nutrients and oxygen and observe how they adapt, suffer, thrive or die. The plants represent us island people. When do we thrive? Can we ever be self-sufficient? What would that look like? Is regression the way forward?
The following board is frequently updated about the progress of the Ecosphere Reliquaries until their completion. In order of most recent postings at the top.
Samples, Experiments, Prototypes:
Lab Reports, Concept drawings: