Recent Work > Ecosystems

Ecoart, terrariums, anthropocene, sculpture, ecosphere, biosphere, living art
Various collected mosses and lichens, springtails and dwarf isopods, soil, rocks, activated carbon, glass, water, brain coral, pillow, grow light, and aquarium
18 x 16 x 16 inches
2020
Zuru zuru (Drifting)
Various collected mosses and lichens, springtails and dwarf isopods, soil, activated carbon, glass bottles, water, sand, sea glass, and aquarium
16 1/4 x 8 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches
2020
Zuru zuru (Drifting)
Various collected mosses and lichens, springtails and dwarf isopods, soil, activated carbon, glass bottles, water, sand, sea glass, and aquarium
16 1/4 x 8 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches
2020
Zuru zuru (Drifting)
Various collected mosses and lichens, springtails and dwarf isopods, soil, activated carbon, glass bottles, water, sand, sea glass, and aquarium
16 1/4 x 8 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches
2020
Lyra
Various mosses, shells, springtails, soil, and plastic container
5 x 7 x 2 ¾ inches
2020
Lyra
Various mosses, shells, springtails, soil, and plastic container
5 x 7 x 2 ¾ inches
2020
Lyra
Various mosses, shells, springtails, soil, and plastic container
5 x 7 x 2 ¾ inches
2020
Lyra
Various mosses, shells, springtails, soil, and plastic container
5 x 7 x 2 ¾ inches
2020
Circadian Rhythms
Resurrection plants (Selaginella lepidophylla), cicada moltings, sand, plates, and wooden table
40 x 40 x 40 inches
2019
Hippocampus, hippocampus
Seahorses, air bags, silica gel packs, pillow speaker, glass, iPad, and audio/video components
12 x 12 x 12 inches
2017
Circadian Rhythms
Resurrection plants (Selaginella lepidophylla), cicada moltings, sand, plates, and wooden table
40 x 40 x 40 inches
2019
Sterilization, purification, sanitizer, long pig, cannibalism, science fiction, post-apocalypse, dystopia, performative sculpture
Pork belly, hand sanitizer, glass, and ladder
60 x 18 x 18 inches
2016
Long pig
Pork belly, hand sanitizer, glass, and ladder
60 x 18 x 18 inches
2016
Symbiont
Non-rebreather mask and pleurocarp moss
3 x 12 x 4
2014

My recent body of work experiments with and explores concepts of climate change and anxiety within constructed closed environments. As a form, the closed ecosystem necessitates an understanding of biological and ecological systems and the balance of elements needed to create a stable equilibrium—concepts deeply relevant to our current climate crisis. This compulsion to preserve during a looming crisis recalls the parable of Noah and the Great Flood telling of a last-ditch effort, despite humanity, to protect the natural world during an apocalypse brought about by environmental disaster. Floating and submerged vessels containing microenvironments balance a sense of beauty and fragility—carefully titrated organic interactions protected only by a thin layer of glass. Their forms suggest both the sentimentality of messages in bottles and safeguarded specimens like the Svalbard Seed Vault.