RUDERAL THINKING: can "invasive" plants queer the wounded earth?
This series of drawings emerges from my curiosity about “invasive” plants and their associated narratives. With graphite and ink on paper, this work reflects the conventions of botanical illustration – intricate, highly detailed, and true to plant forms. But where botanical illustration aims to catalogue and isolate the chaos of the natural world, these drawings burst out from that convention. Composed of vignettes that play out in a larger narrative when threaded into wall-sized installations, this work depicts plants and figures who flourish and merge in a broken, shifting landscape.