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Solastalgia (Pregnant Woman with Bow-legs & Pubic Mane)
Solastalgia (Pregnant Woman with Bow-legs & Pubic Mane)
Hand-sculpted plasticine clay, wool, brass, translucent film, living moss, & cork on reclaimed wood pedestal
10 x 17 x 9 in.
2011

Solastalgia is a neologism coined by Australian philosopher Glenn Albrecht. It describes a form of existential distress caused by environmental change, such as habitat destruction or climate change.

As opposed to nostalgia — the melancholia experienced by individuals when separated by distance or time from their beloved home — solastalgia is the distress that is produced by environmental change impacting people while they are still directly connected to their home environment, which changes around them.