This series is a personal inquiry into the finitude and precarity of Earth's water resources. Destructive human activity and rising water temperatures have caused environmental imbalances which continue to threaten the survival of whole ecosystems. Using algorithmic editing software, my photos of the Lake Superior shoreline and the invasive jellyfish as a very real symbol of climate change and lower levels of oxygen in the earth's oceans, this series is intended to raise awareness of the interdependence on water for all life on earth. Taking up the YOCA vision "to create the conditions for all life," these pieces serve as pedagogical tools to ask deeper questions of the consequences and reverberations of human activity in the earth's lakes, rivers and oceans
Tashya is a PhD Candidate in Educational Studies at Lakehead University. Drawing from her background as an educator and experience in public sector administration, the intersections of leadership, creativity, performance, engagement and joy tend to permeate Tashya’s arts-integrated research practice.