Pieces of Us is a future landscape devoted to gathering and building through collective play. ​​​​​​​
On the surface, it's a puzzle made from mirrored acrylic. But through shared experience, the puzzle reveals itself to be a landscape of limitless potential.
The process of gathering to create a future landscape reflects not only the present but also the past and future. We have the opportunity to build a narrative using the shapes that we have, but we can't know for certain what the future holds. We can only do our best to show what we see now. Through undoing and remaking, we can continue to adapt our future landscape to embody our collective hopes and desires.
The puzzle as the form and the process was central to this piece because it is a neutral game that is approachable to many. From children to grandparents, puzzles are a thread that connects us all. 
Using a mind map, I could pinpoint the areas where the crossover between young and old was the most prevalent. Sharing knowledge and seeing the reflection of ourselves in our world gives a deeper context to why this future landscape presents itself in the process of gathering to build a puzzle. 
Our journey has no end and no beginning. It only has the never-ending possibility of remaking and sharing. 
Resources for this piece came from a Jigsaw Puzzle Template.
The literary and conceptual source is from Kylie Powys Whyte's article, "Indigenous science (fiction) for the Anthropocene: Ancestral dystopias and fantasies of climate changes crises" in Environment and Planning E Nature and Space, May 2018. www.researchgate.net/publication/325453561
INVC 2002 - Materials & Methods: Media
Dec 2023
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