Insert ____ Here 2011 was a re-imagining of the project I created in 2008. This time I collaborated with 350.org to make it huge! And global. We wanted to put the power of creative thinking in the hands of community organizations and give people a chance to think positively in the face of climate change. View all the sites at insert-here.org. And we partnered with artist Paul Notzold for an interactive projection project.
(Intra)structure is a a collaboration with Renata Mann, artist and jewelry maker. Her fiber-based work is on a personal scale. My vegetative-based work is on an urban scale. We were interested in bridging those two points. We created (Intra)structure, a vascular and modular growing system for epiphytic and climbing plants. The pieces are connected by strong magnets. The can live in your apartment, on your balcony, out in the world and then modular sections can be removed and worn (pics of those pieces coming soon).(Intra)structure connects you with your built and natural environment...
This project utilizes social networking to site urban interventions in the form of green roof modules. It capitalizes on community building to introduce urban environmental issues and remediation tools. The modules and their accompanying flags and street level signage will track the growth of the network throughout the neighborhood. Online resources will include mapping of the project, tools for tracking local urban heat island effect and resources to recreate the project worldwide.www.SeedingTheCity.org
Birds, bees and butterflies rely on the diversity of native plants in New York City. Those plants are also reliant on the birds, bees & butterflies to ensure their pollination and propagation. This installation is made up of representations of native birds, bees & butterflies. Each of the small sculptures is made of recycled paper embedded with the native seeds, Houstonia Longifolia. As the weather wears down the sculptures, the seeds will be dispersed. Just as in the natural system, these sculptural birds, bees and butterflies are part of the continued growth of native plants.Commissioned as part of NYC Wildflower Week
This installation is a visualization of climate change induced migration. Each thread represents one million refugees.Africa:South - 13,000,000West - 36,000,000East - 33,00,000North - 13,000,000These numbers are for weather related displacement only. Greater migrations will be forced in the area due to water and food shortages.Installation was at Freebird Books in Red Hook.
Commissioned project promoting use of reusable bags. For every 500 reusable bags used in the Chelsea Whole Foods, one native plant (columbine, poppies, seedum & ferns) is planted in the "-1" window installation. The "-1" installation was created from almost 400 recycled plastic bags sewn into little plant bags.Special thanks to Michele at Gowanus Nursery for her expertise and assistance in procuring the plants, and to Marielle at Union Square Native Plant Garden, where you can go visit the plants.