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artist: Jenifer Wightman

Fossil decals: Everyday, humans flip fossil fueled switches. These invisible streams of electrons run our computers, escalators, elevators, fans and lights. If there is one ritual common among us all, it is energy use. Fossil fuels come primarily from solar light energy captured by carboniferous and devonian era plants and animals. We are burning millions of years of trust fund sunlight in 300 years of industrialized society. Decal images of carboniferous (coal) and devonian (natural gas) fossils may be placed on lighting fixtures. This mail art is in conjunction with 9/24/11 action to mitigate climate change (www.350.org). You may also see them as part of Art in Odd Places (http://www.artinoddplaces.org/artist.php?subj=113)Oct 1-10 on 14th Street originating at the East River Generating Station. I'll mail you a fossil to put on one of your light fixtures. Just tell me why you want it and ideally agree to send me a photo of the mounted fossil. .................................................................... Fossil: Favositidae: stationary epifaunal suspension feeder-photosymbiotic

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Completed in: 2011
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Near or in Brooklyn, NY / United States
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