15 x 11.25 inches
Collage with Screenprint, Phototransfer and Linoleum Block Elements on Cotton Rag Paper
This print is part of a collection of collages that celebrate my relationship to plants in my home. In 2018, I underwent a major life transition that fundamentally changed me, and I began caring for plants in a very intentional way. I slowly began to adopt many varieties of plants in my home and understand their needs for care and lighting. In doing so, I explored a relationship to the natural world that possible in urban environments. Besides my houseplants, I grow a lot of plants and vegetables and fruits in my garden and it's definitely a different kind of relationship to have things grow directly in the soil versus in pots. And at the same time, the reality of me living in an urban environment means that I really want to find ways to have life in my home and life surrounding me all the time. Having plans for me is like surrounding myself with relatives and with really positive regenerative energy and I'm also filling my home with life. And so I don't feel alone in my home, even though I live by myself. As an individual in my home I feel really connected to other life through the over 300 plants that I have plus my two canines. Through these artworks, I am celebrating the powerful role of plants in my life and I acknowledge all the ways in which they have transformed me. This series is an evolution of all the plant collages that I would be that I actively started doing in 2019. And I just really love the combination of how my patterns and the different elements that I've been working with for the past two years show up in these collages. And it's also a reflection of me not wanting to waste materials because, you know, each of these elements is so precious and has taken so many hours and labor to do. And this is from a tree. And so it's very important for me to, like, use up as much of my materials as possible.