Endangered Time

Artist: Emma Martin

Medium: digital art

The world we live in is made up of globalized capitalism which thrives on the violence of settler colonization. Stated differently, the growth of the global economy threatens our existence. Endangered Time is about an old gravel pit; sold in 2016 to a developer with plans to construct it into housing and green space even though the Byron gravel pit has begun to renaturalize, providing refuge to local wildlife. The area has been untouched in parts for many years allowing a delicate ecosystem to return: home to nearly 2000 nesting Bank Swallows, the Byron pit hosts one of the largest colonies in the province. The endangered birds have been migrating to the pit for years now, they will return to find a development company working where they once flourished. How can both our species and the natural world co-exist?