These objects are a botanical specimen collection,
focusing on isolated details such as leaves,
berries, or pods. Multiples and contrasting
textures are explored in response to natural
forms. Elements are layered/clustered for their
tactile quality, visual stimulation and the
comfort of repetition. Through shape and surface
the works reference nature, while the controlling
element of man appears in the stems/branches.
The scale of the objects invites close inspection
and raises questions as to the origin of these
species. By combining
natural references with controlled forms I catalog
my personal nature.