Overtime, 2016

Overtime is a climate change allegory that looks at the effects of global warming on the culture of hockey: notably the loss of natural ice on which many children learn to play. It focuses on a crime scene where a drowned hockey player, in a melting ice pond, is surrounded by various on-lookers: reporters; gawkers; shoppers; suspects; protesters; oil tycoons; hockey moms; and brawling kids. Marked off by yellow police tape, the disappearing rink is nestled in the buffer zone between a suburban housing tract, and an oil refinery. A reference to J.M.W.Turner’s Death on a Pale Horse, of 1825-30, rides the coming storm.