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I have been casting flowers in rubber for several years and have a growing archive from the last few growing seasons. The hanging plants are cast from an aggregate of rubber and dirt and hung from a macrame hanger that encourages some sway. Taking the fragile beauty of a bloom and casting it in the industrial ruggedness of rubber is a way to express a larger dynamic with our surroundings. The flowers take on an aggressive presence when transformed into rubber. They embody perseverance and mobility- qualities we crave after these past two years. There is a lot of trial and error in my process. I'm not looking for complete fidelity to the original. Rather, I welcome a sculptural combination that embraces my touch, the flowers' details, and the surprise of material trace and transformation.