A still image of a four-channel video. Each frame shows a block of salt in the shape of a human foot, with the sole of the foot facing the camera and a pedeastle of salt below it, placed on a tree stump in a forest. In three of the four frames, cinnamon colored deer licking the salt foot are caught on a motion-activated camera.

Malia Jensen: Eremocene

Malia Jensen’s multimedia art practice focuses on natural cycles, the human form and connections with nature. Her works are often visual metaphors that encourage multiple readings from the viewer. The title Eremocene references philosopher and biologist E.O. Wilson’s theory about humankind’s impending “Age of Loneliness” after the rapid decline of the planet’s biodiversity, and Jensen’s related themes of erasure and transformation in this body of work.