WORK > Gates | Relational Ecologies: emergent systems

Gates explores boundaries between forces of containment, cyclical time, and rebirth. Gates traces the movement of poppies across the globe as a symbolic marker of human geography and the movement of people through centuries. Papaver rhoeas is deeply resonant in many folklore traditions, yet it is also a flower that suggests a common history and shared knowledge across time.

In this work, groups of Papaver rhoeas are planted within a series of enclosed 'gates'. As the poppies eventually push their way out of these spaces of confinement, the soft petals of the plants will erode and reshape the enclosures.

Gates
2020
Gates sketch
sketch
2020
Gates
installation of physical intervention within the landscape
2020
Gates
installation of physical intervention within the landscape
2020
Gates
physical intervention in the landscape
2020
Gates
installation of physical intervention within the landscape; steel rods
2020