Jennifer Murphy: Elegy For The Golden Toad

Nearing the end of making this new work I discovered the poetry collection Dear Specimen by W.J. Herbert from 2021 which also delves into the deep past to meditate on extinct species and our collective responsibility to those species facing extinction today. It is only through embracing a radical empathy that we can start to grapple with the climate crisis and embrace regenerative paths vs exploitative paths.
New collage works and a floor installation by the Toronto artist.