What Once Was. The Apocalypse Is Now


What Once Was. The Apocalypse Is Now

Artist: Joanna Rogers

Title: What Once Was. The Apocalypse Is Now

Attribution: What Once Was. The Apocalypse Is Now. 2023. Joanna Rogers

Year: 2023

Materials: Cotton and thread dyed with rust and tannins, bubble wrap, found objects

Dimensions: 7 pieces. Each 30" x 35"

Image Statement: What Once Was: The Apocalypse is Now consists of pieces fashioned after a vintage woman’s shift all of which comment on the global destruction of species and habitats in our rush to harvest the remaining natural resources, whatever the cost. The pieces have been dyed and overdyed in iron and tannin vats to create a richly layered effect resembling garments that have been recently unearthed from a future archaeological dig. These are adorned with organic found objects which could be remnants of a life once lived; driftwood, stones, bones, snake skins, feathers, leaves, hooves, antlers.