My Walden - Corridor

Materials:

Ink jet prints,
plywood,
acrylic,
2 pair Canadian Sorel snow boots,
1 x Canadian snow suit,
1 x Canadian ex army jacket,
1 x merino wool thermal top,
1 x 100% wool jumper,
1 x wool Swedish balaclava,
fur hat,
leather gloves,
Purchased 1960 paperback reproduction : ‘Walden and Civil Disobedience’ by Henry David Thoreau - thrift shop, Northern Ontario CA.
Dying sunflowers, black ink, glass vase,
Canadian tongue and groove cedar planks,
2 x chopping blocks,
field axes - splitting maul, long and short forrest axes - Gransfors Bruks,
HB lead pencil, lead sheets,
compressed charcoal, archival paper,
Info graphic of average domestic house C02 carbon consumption in pounds/lbs.
Ripped and re-presented pages of ‘The Ledger’ by Robert Kroetsch 1975 (post-colonial text).

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C 0 2 emItted per Item - per annum / per average home / 2 adults - 2 children

CENTRAL AC: 4,067 lbs
ROOM AC (Localized): 872 lbs
CEILING FAN: 115 lbs
DESKTOP PC: 321 lbs
LAPTOP PC: 98 lbs
MONITOR: 116 lbs
INK JET PRINTER: 35 lbs
COFFEE MAKER (electric): 83 lbs
TOASTER: 53 lbs
CELL/Smart PHONE: 5 lbs
MP3 PLAYER: 8 lbs
CLOCK RADIO: 21 lbs
CORDLESS PHONE: 36 lbs
DIGITAL CAMERA: 19 lbs
CAMCORDER: 3 lbs
ELECTRIC TOOTHBRUSH: 16 lbs
SHAVER: 1 lb
HAIR DRYER: 57 lbs
ELECTRIC STOVE: 628 lbs
MICROWAVE: 179 lbs
DISHWASHER: 599 lbs
FRIDGE: 1,191 lbs
FREEZER: 1,397 lbs
WASHER: 153 lbs
DRYER: 1,521 lbs
GAS DRYER: 435 lbs
IRON: 72 lbs
VACUUM: 57 lbs
AQUARIUM: 286 lbs
BOOMBOX: 23 lbs
STEREO: 167 lbs
RECHARGEABLE TOY: 17 lbs
INDOOR LIGHTING: 2,270 lbs
EXTERIOR LIGHT: 150 lbs
CAR (1 Average): 11,903 lbs
GAS FURNACE: 6,967 lbs
OIL FURNACE: 14,380 lbs
TV: 548 lbs
Plasma screens consume approx 300 watts per hr
CABLE / DIGITAL BOX: 182 lbs
DVD PLAYER: 51 lbs
ELECTRIC HEAT PUMP: 5,249 lbs
GAS WATER HEATER: 2,171 lbs
ELECTRIC WATER HEATER: 3,586 lbs
FURNACE FAN: 606 lbs
OIL WATER HEATER: 4,331 lbs
POOL PUMP: 1, 496 lbs
SPA x HEATER: 2,774 lbs
CORDLESS POWER TOOL: 22 lbs
SECURITY SYSTEM: 83 lbs
TOTAL CO2 produced per ANNUM: 69,428 lbs

Source: National GeographIc USA 2009

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