Working with materials of the earth, including cast porcelain, concrete and clay, Tyler Burton creates sculptures and installations that explore environmental issues such as plastic, shelter, glacial melt and wildlife habitats. In her Fossils of the Future series she explores our dependence on single use plastics through large layered monioliths and mini-liths, as well as castings of plastic products. Her larger than life figurative work considers the human or cultural experience from individual journey to social commentary. Large figures and migratory birds in abstract form make up the series SOS, a look at the Salton Sea and California’s water issues. Tyler is inspired by the solitude and quiet of the desert and both simple and found materials.