All that glitters, does not bloom  2016

All the glitters, does not bloom explores and engages with an array of materials which consume, overwhelm, and alter the botanical specimen into something more and less than what it originated as. The botanical subject is not beautiful enough in and of itself, it must be transformed and manipulated in order to achieve its optimal state of being. The glut of beauty layered over the specimens simultaneously drown the subject in decadence and elevates it’s status as an aesthetically pleasing art object to be documented and consumed.