A dead chrysanthemum
and yet - isn’t there still something
remaining in it?
— Kyoshi Takahama

I am interested in materials investing time in one another and exchanges occurring between them.  In my work, I gently encourage interactions between materials through acts of gathering, soaking, peeling and wrapping.  Acting as co-worker with the materials and processes I select, I see gestures such as the wrapping of a tree as a form of collaboration between the materials and myself.  With the passing of time, ripening fruit, seasonal changes, tree sap and insects also become physically invested within the work.  In this way, a length of fabric or a bundle of string becomes a relic that remains weighted with its past interactions.