Botanical Entanglements 2022
Botanical Entanglements, a study in alternative mapping, grew from my interest in the ways that light shapes form, and how plants can sense and respond to the changing environments around them. To illuminate embedded histories in plant form, I draw on ethnobotany, posthumanism, and different approaches to working with and learning about plants. What are the ethnobotanical histories and localized ecologies of specific plants in my community and how have colonialism and development fractured those human plant relationships? What are the roles that plants play in constructing our identities and how do we in turn influence their becoming?
This work is a collaboration with the Blonder lab at UC Berkeley.