Artifact Title: Petroglyphs
Creator: Nadia Huggins
Location: La Soufriere, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
TERA Curator: Nadia Huggins
Along the coastline in St. Vincent there are petroglyphs: carvings into the lava rock made by people who have lived there for thousands of years and by the Garifuna people. These were created through small gestures, carving deliberately into hard lava rock. These “work stones” work in all kinds of ways; an art, a tool for sharpening, and more. These creations model a different relationship to the natural world than contemporary extractivism. A volcano erupting can be catastrophic but these petroglyphs propose a different relationship to lava. How did people inhabit this landscape and how can that allow us to imagine different relationships to environmental change?