This work was created in collaboration with a colony of aphids living in my garden of Kale and Mustard Greens. As the aphids ravaged the greens and they turned to lace. Much like a vanitas, the ephemeral beauty found in this decay is a reminder of our own temporality.The delicate, gestural lines of each leaf and the subtle shades of chlorophyll bleeding of onto the paper draw you in. In person, those who lean in to observe the filigree get a glimpse of white printed drawings of the aphids, displayed as a silent acknowledgement for their efforts.
Handmade Paper of Abaca and Embedded Plant with Silkcreen