Project Title: A Conscious Choice

Client: Freehub Magazine  

There are two big disappointments in Adrian Mar- coux’s world: how much electricity a toaster uses and the lack of a window over his sink.

Whether there is enough power for the appliance or warm water in the sink can depend on a number of things. It could be the temperature—at minus 4 degrees [Celcius] the water pipe feeding his miniature hydropower plant and house faucets will freeze, meaning no electricity and no running water. It could be leaves obscuring the intake spout on Skookum Creek. Or it could be the placement of a Troy Lee jersey stretched over a collection barrel as a silt deflector.