HOME


Large, fragile spider webs from biodegradable cotton string in an exterior location, vulnerable to the elements

A long-term performance piece in a public interstitial space
Installed June 2022 in Lakewood, Ohio



Home invites contemplation on the barriers between humans and the Earth, offering a glimpse into the intricate web of relationships throughout our shared environment.




About the work

"Home" is an exterior site-specific installation measuring about 12 x 6 x 3 feet. Using biodegradable materials such as cotton twine, along with found objects like paper and plastic trash, I created a series of interconnected spider webs. This artwork embodies acts of multi-species community.

This work was deeply influenced by my research on ecological art, ecofeminism, and site-specific installation. Eco art often tackles environmental concerns such as biodiversity loss and overconsumption, employing unconventional media like dirt, sand, water, or bacteria. Installation and performance are frequently favored over traditional "art objects." In line with critical ecofeminism, I sought to address environmental and social justice for marginalized communities and non-human life, emphasizing the interconnectedness of nature and culture. I aimed to challenge the false binary that separates humans from the Earth, recognizing that the abuse of women, indigenous peoples, and nature stems from a Eurocentric patriarchal philosophy of domination. 

I consciously chose biodegradable, natural materials for this work that will naturally break down over time instead of using plastic or toxic substances that would harm the environment.

"Home" invites contemplation on the barriers between humans and the Earth, offering a glimpse into the intricate web of relationships in our shared environment.
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