Bones, Rot & the Growth In Between

mixed media & video, 5x4x2 ft., 2020
Bones, Rot & the Growth In Between is a sculptural exploration that uses inorganic elements to exhibit the process of decay and rebirth in a simulated forest ecosystem. 
Depictions of plastic mushrooms, bugs, and other plant matter represent the liminal process of our own life cycle. The organisms work to break down decaying matter into nutrients used to grow new parts of the forest. As the forest grows, humans connect through the oxygen that is being produced, further integrating the cycle of life within ourselves and nature. This sculpture only exists within the time it is created, just as living beings only exist in a time capsule of their own mortality.