Botanical Entanglements 2022
Botanical Entanglements, grew from my interest in the ways that light shapes form and how plants – alchemists that create form from sunlight and water – can sense and respond to the changing environments around them. To explore the embedded histories in plant form, I draw on ethnobotany, posthumanism, and different approaches to learning about and with 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 in collaboration with the Blonder lab at UC Berkeley.