Voices Of The Forest I, II, II & IV (walls), digital print on cotton fabric with gold paint.
Impending Beauty transports viewers into a tea room that recalls early 19th Century European opulence, yet every surface bears images of an all-engulfing rainforest. Within each gilded detail and ornate pattern lurk the iconography of human violence and environmental exploitation. However, these symbols of aggression are in turn overwhelmed and neutralized, subsumed by nature.
The installation interrogates man’s instruments of aggression as well as those luxurious, ‘civilized’ artifacts and furnishings that hold so much material value but exist purely as a result of heedless ransacking of natural resources. Within this room nature prevails, the flora and fauna recolonizing their sacred spaces.