Plants: Significant material component in my work and a defining factor in my process.
i. I started by growing species from the West -- annual and perennial bunchgrasses, clover, and alfalfa.
b. Significance of these species?
i. The plants I’ve used are often grown for restoration work, erosion control and water management, forage, as well as wildfire prevention and recovery.
ii. Links to west
iii. Links to Agriculture
iv. Links to restoration: human hand in landscape (why do we do these things?)
v. In the end, they are species that link the interests of people with nature.
i. What is your role?
ii. People as mediators between the natural and built world.
iii. What happens to the plants now?
iv. Finite life. Only exists as long as I maintain it.