Nature, Art and Life A Botanical Architectural Inquiry

Crepe Myrtle Arch

Video from Smith College Media Offices, Smith College online magazine

I explore living, botanical nature as an art material. In my relationship with this growing medium, the actions I take are merely suggestions. The resulting process and outcome is beyond my control. The intervention or manipulation only creates the potential (and suspense) in what’s going to happen.

The intriguing results of the collaboration comment on their own making - as a testament to this process. A transcendence occurs in the material and limits to our understanding of nature and our relationship with it become apparent.

This is indisputably slow art that requires months or years to realize. The value is in new perceptions of time in nature, art, and life. It is intentional, and mindful - an antithesis of the contemporary pace.

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