TRAVIS MITZEL

THE FLAT ONES—
2014 - ONGOING
  1. STATEMENT
  2. THE FLAT ONES

GOLDFISH —
2020
  1. STATEMENT
  2. GOLDFISH IN A BAG

EXPLORATIONS OF NO SPACE —
2019
  1. STATEMENT
  2. DOCUMENTATION

PET PARADISE AND SOME PLANTS /
IS IT SAFE?

2019
  1. STATEMENT
  2. DOCUMENTATION

JARRED OUROBOROS —
2019
  1. STATEMENT
  2. DOCUMENTATION

CARBON SEQUESTRATION —
2018
  1. STATEMENT
  2. DOCUMENTATION
  3. ADDITIONAL NOTES

MOSS GENERATOR —
2018 - ONGOING
  1. STATEMENT
  2. DOCUMENTATION
  3. PROPOSED GENERATORS
  4. MAINTENANCE

PUPFISH SHELF —
2018
    1. STATEMENT
    2. STUDIO DOCUMENTATION
    3. INTERVIEW
    4. ADDITIONAL NOTES

WILLING EFFORT —
2018
    1. STATEMENT
    2. DOCUMENTATION
    3. ADDITIONAL NOTES

CUBES —
2016-2017
    1. STATEMENT
    2. IMAGES
    3. ADDITIONAL NOTES

FOETIDA BITUMEN —
2015
    1. STATEMENT
    2. IMAGES
    
PRISTINE NATURE —
2013-2017
    1. STATEMENT
    2. IMAGES
    3. ADDITIONAL NOTES

TRAVIS MITZEL 
IS A PITTSBURGH BASED ARTIST FOCUSED ON CONFRONTING CLIMATE CATASTROPHE, DEALING WITH ECO-ANXIETY, AND PRACTICING NEW ECO-MYTHOLOGY. 

Mark
THE FLAT ONES — STATEMENT
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Staring at a fossil made flat after millions of years of pressure and mineralization. Consider the awe inspired by witnessing a long-dead organism transformed in stone. Consider the violence distanced from the scene by millions of years. Why does it feel safe to witness this death?

In the Anthropocene, we can already see our geological future written out. In the plastic and radioactive waste that will last indefinitely. In the changed biosphere entirely dominated by humans and our domesticated cohort. The Sixth Mass Extinction left in our wake.

In this fossil record, it'll be the ubiquitous left behind. The ones we can see now.
The pigeon, the rat, the chicken, the toad, the fish.
The Flat Ones.