botanical glitches

Botanical Glitches is a collection of artworks that engage with my relationship to botanical matter. The artworks in this collection utilize a myriad of methods to create these images including scanning, photography, animation, painting.

In a composition positive space is the space that is activated, negative space is the space that is there but not depicted. In a flower arrangement the positive space would be the flowers and the vessel, the negative space is the area between the leaves and the shapes that are made between the flora.

My presence takes up space. The space I’m physically taking up is positive space—not because I’m always a positive presence. In a compositional sense, when I’m in a space my body is creating positive space. When I’m not currently occupying a space I’ve been to, I leave traces of me. Either tangible or in other peoples memories of me, I’m taking up negative space. I’m not tending a garden or planting seeds—it may be the opposite, I’m cutting and arranging. Taking what I want and shaping it into what I want it to be. Not for the benefit of the flora but for my own benefit.

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