Communications Vine hybridizes a red-and-white communications tower and a vine-like plant. The red and white sections are fabricated steel, and the fiberglass elements, resembling transmission equipment, sprout in mushrooms-like bunches at intervals along its length.
I produce sculpture built up from modular systems and multiple elements that can be assembled on site, configured in response to particular landscape conditions. Each installation is an opportunity to compose the work anew, to experiment, and to add elements. Multiple installations, different each time, are part of the work’s content–like a plant, it grows in a unique way where it is planted, and like a plant, it spreads.
Through my objects and creative process, I draw a connection between organic wildness and our own creative industriousness in order to ask: do our activities follow natural patterns, or do they, themselves, exhibit forms of wildness?