his week we finally finished our group project, and it actually surpassed all of our expectations. Reconnect took us three months to make and was generally a huge pain in the ass, but on the last morning as we hung it up and covered over the last remaining holes with moss, fig leaves, vines and sticks, it suddenly was beautiful and we were all really happy.
The project was initially inspired by this Andy Goldsworthy quote: "We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we've lost our connection to ourselves."
The whole room has begun to smell like decaying leaves, a pleasant change from the paint smells, and the floor is slowly being covered by little twigs and dried up leaves.
It was a really lovely project to work on, as it is super different to my normal mode of work. It felt really good to be working with such tactile organic materials, and I'm really excited to work on and create similar projects maybe later on down the road.
Shi came by to get cosy with the nature sphere. Here she is being a sweet weirdo like always.