LICHEN FIELD PROJECT

Installation views. BP Gallery at Governor's Island Art Fair.  New York City. 2013

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Lichen Field Project explores the growth and migration patterns of synthetic lichen created by the artist and propagated via the internet and real life. Images of synthetic lichen, printed on outdoor magnets are "planted" around New Haven in sites that are in transition-- offering a symbol of regrowth.

Lichen Field #2, created from magnets, iron, paint and "in place" plastic packaging, alludes to organic/technological  growth and the fragile balance between nature and people.  Lichen fields can survive thousands of years under extreme conditions yet die instantly when touched by humans. These sculptural objects echo this tension between enduring and fragile; when handled, magnetic attraction disrupts and dissolves form.