ARTIST STATEMENT: This installation is a statement about environmental sustainability. It presents a vision
of nature's revenge on a wasteful society. The earlier work was inspired by the book
"cradle to cradle," in which McDonough and Braungart talk about "products that were made
from valuable materials that required effort and expense to extract and make, billions of
dollars worth of material assets. Unfortunately, all of these things are heaped in a landfill,
where their value is wasted." My work incorporates these throw away landfill items and
returns them to life by overtaking them with growing organisms.