2017-18. video, viewing boxes, oils extracted from various plant species
Four viewing stations offer glimpses into the propagation room and workstation of Madam VEGA. The videos are made barely accessible and are positioned at different heights to give off the feeling of observing something hidden, or peering at acts done in secrecy. Aromas of fantastical plants subject to experimentation can be smelled from within.
2018. chromogenic color prints (darkroom prints). 20 x 24”
These images display horticultural glimpses of various flora in Madam VEGA’s garden. The images are made by transforming a living greenhouse set into views of an otherworldly forest through multiple exposure, additive color mixing, and experimental color darkroom processes. Madam VEGA is a horticultural pirate and keeper of a hidden garden where she is re-propagating extinct species on a desolate planet.
(works exhibited together)