I create imaginary spaces and growths that investigate the effects of the climate crisis on our collective psyche. My paper pulp and woven wire sculptures create forms and textures that evoke the tenuousness of natural lifecycles. By referencing organic dissolution, they address aspects of existence on the edge of potential collapse. The physicality of my materials speaks of the possibility of their demise—a wrinkled, skin- like paper coating is stained and stretched by its rusting steel wire skeleton, while thin sheets of handmade paper form objects that make unfulfillable promises.
Along with these materials, the scale and visual delicacy of my work allude to spatial and physical considerations of human bodies. The size and placement of these objects compared to the body describe the nature of their relationship. Some sit at human height, openly inviting the viewer into their world like a child’s picture book invites the reader. Others stretch overhead, keeping their physical selves and their promises out of reach. By both displaying and protecting their vulnerabilities, these objects underscore the precarity of embodied existence. In doing so, they aim to cultivate empathy for the physical world around us and for our own impermanent selves.