Work > Drift. 2016

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2016

Ash and charcoal made from invasive plant material and Prairie burns, flour (corn/wheat)

Drift, is a topographical installation consisting of an amalgam of sifted ash and charcoal made from both the collection and processing of non-native woody plant material, the sooty remains of seasonal prairie burns, and flour. The sifted material is configured into topographic maps through a combination of layers and stenciled imagery. This is followed by imposing an approximation of elemental forces on the sifted material, resulting in a simulacrum of the subtle and mysterious patterns of the natural world. Each iteration is manifested differently, but the juxtaposition of control and chance employed during their assembly underscores that landscape is a cumulation of congruent forces of human desire and natural phenomena.