Installation at Alumni Circle (bench)
(left to right) 12 x 6 x 5 ft.; 5 x 4 x 7 ft.
From September 2009 to March 2010, I have been exorcising my demons by working and camping in the compost area of Lewis & Clark College. After working under different weather conditions and temperatures, I began to understand how organic materials could be translated into human figures. I discovered how organic materials react, how they resist and how they fit. In the end, I discovered a new experience and a new way of seeing nature. This is nature astir. I dedicated all my time and energy to the victims of drunk driving, reckless driving, and to my fellow Filipinos that were affected by the typhoon Ketsana.
Jose, Niccolo, “Nature: Astir,” Lewis & Clark Senior Art, accessed April 16, 2014, https://library.lclark.edu/seniorprojects/items/show/1465.