Betrayal of Earth

Ceramic artist Melvin Dunn exhibits his new hand-built clay sculptures that represent the condition of the earth. This piece is part of the special project, Progression, curated by Dana Claxton in 1993.

The following text is taken from Front Magazine vol. IV, no. 5, p. 9, May/June 1993:

As the earth with stands the test of bombs, oil spills, clear-cuts and over-consumption of all natural resources, so too does human and animal life. The quest for raw materials disrupts the delicate balance of nature but even as we continue to disrupted, the earth continues to give.

Melvin Dunn was born in Bella Coola. He is a member of the Nuxalk nation. He studied fine arts at Langara College then later transferred to Emily Carr College of Art and Design where he graduated in 1992. This is his first solo exhibition.