FOR SALE: DIRT
She is exploring this idea of commodifying nature as a method of environmental, ecological, and cultural conservation and activism. This was developed through a workshop where she was tasked to examine her work through a 'product lens.' She began to examine dirt as a resource rather than just as her medium. Caroline then began to develop this notion of crowdfunding dirt in an effort to save the global environmental issue of degrading topsoil. FOR SALE: DIRT would carve a space for people to re-engage with the land and the farms to build a community that supports a specific acreage of the land.
Orbiting and feeding this idea of crowdfunding dirt, Caroline is also beginning to explore the role of dirt within the home and within our daily lives. She has also begun to re-acquaint herself with the aesthetics of her home, the house, and the state. This has proved to be a humbling experience.
Moving forward, Caroline will continue to ask questions such as; How has our connection with dirt developed or dimensioned throughout the years? How has this impacted the way we treat the dirt? How can this primarily impartial narrative shift to passion? How can the dirt become more visibly central in our homes?