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Pond Life: A Landscape of Sustainability

Catherine Stasevich's avatar Catherine Stasevich

The Pond Life Series is a discussion of sustainability through the man-made ecosystem of the cultivated pond landscape, using the language of traditional food vessels. It represents one of the few moments where human interference, via the creation of a landscaped water ecosystem, can actually benefit the local wildlife by providing a source of food and shelter even as it acts as an agricultural resource for man. The game fish with which we seed our manicured ponds, and the plant life we encourage to grow is adopted as the natural food and shelter of wading birds, raccoons, frogs, eels, and a host of other opportunistic plant and animal life. Unlike the harmful practices of industrial agriculture and aquaculture, which destroy native habitats and pollute on a large scale, the integrated pond is capable of sustainably providing a food source for mankind without excluding native plants and animals from the system.

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  • Art form: 3-D
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  • Medium: Wood-fired Ceramics
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  • Year created: 2013
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