This installation was inspired by a thought experiment conducted by Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger about his cat (for more information, see the link below). Our experience both internally and externally often coexists in dual states - we might be joyful and sorrowful, relationally close and distant, alive and dead.
I used soldered copper tubing and made paper of flax and abaca fiber to build a grove of rhododendron. Rhododendron embodies duality in that it signifies a water source when hiking, but it is also poisonous to burn as it puts off toxins - it is life and death simultaneously. I hope to explore these themes and others as I continue in this program and beyond. Not For Sale