To Which We Belong examines humanity’s relationships with the natural world through use of various media, including print, sound, animation, and living sculpture. Utilizing natural processes in my practice allows me to address human/nature relationships, as well as ideas of time, change, and ephemerality.
Plant life becomes a primary tool in my work due to its inherent properties of life and death, change and growth. The passage of time is measured through plants and in the change and transformation seen in their life cycles. The use of natural materials creates a body of work that is delicate – temporary and fleeting – requiring care to create and maintain. Time causes all things and beings to change, to deteriorate, and to dematerialize and so decay also becomes a part of the process of creation.
I am inviting introspection in the viewer – to think about their own place in the world, their relationship with nature and our man-made environment, and to consider the impermanence of all things.