Omega provides a space for reflection, grief, and personal awareness related to the human impact on Earth's ecology.
This work was a collaboration with Hi Tec Plastics in Aurora, Colorado, who arranged for recycled HDPE to be poured into Rosburg's high-temperature wing molds. Hi Tec also donated 3.2 tons of recycled HDPE pellets (aka "nurdles"). Using her signature 3D layered painting technique, Rosburg created an intricate and haunting world of jellyfish, algae, and grasses that seem to evolve from the post-apocalyptic petroleum relic that is Omega. Visitors were not allowed to take their cell phones into the space, and were instructed to remove thier shoes and socks.
This work was Rosburg's contribution to "Axis Mundi: Artists Respond to EcoPsychology -- Environmental Melancholia, Collective Social Mania, and Biophilia" in Denver, Colorado. Rosburg curated this sprawling exhibition which took place at three different locations, and included 20 artists from USA and Canada. Rosburg also presented a screening of "Albatross" by Chris Jordan (presented at the Sie Denver Film Center, Q&A with the filmmaker after the film).
Axis Mundi and Omega received rave reviews by the community and opened a dialog about the implications of our psychological relationship to climate change. Axis Mundi was a part of the 2017 Denver Biennial of the Americas.