Michigan Eastern Water Basin, Emily Bommarito, 4D Design ’22


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    88×42 inches

    Cotton, Copper

    This weaving maps out the Lake Huron and Lake Erie water basins, highlighting the connectivity between water, land and chemical contamination. These watersheds carry PFAS, known as a “forever chemical”, that is linked to irreversible health and environmental risks. Once disposed of, PFAS will leach into and contaminate local water systems, eventually spreading to the Great Lakes. Copper wire, representative of river systems, is intentionally oxidized to highlight the impact of PFAS contamination.

    This item is located in Bloomfield Hills, MI.  Local pickup available. Shipping available for an additional fee. Contact aweisbrod@cranbrook.edu for a custom shipping quote.

    Emily Bommarito is a 4D designer from Dearborn, Michigan working in the realm of human-centered interaction. Originally trained in Product Design focused on Ceramics at Wayne State University. Her processes rely on behavioral research, mould-making, and applied technologies. Emily’s interest in sustainability and nurture plays a key role in creating art, and exploring how to initiate the solicitude of self, others, and robotic beings to create a more empathetic world. Michigan’s connection to the Great Lakes and rich industrial history has influenced Emily’s thinking around art-making and production. Her work at Cranbrook often responds to an imagined future through the creation of interactive and artificial beings. Emily’s dog, Stella the puggle, is her number one supporter in the studio.