Studies for Bioremediation (Kudzu)
Studies for Bioremediation (Kudzu) was a part of New Age, New Age: Strategies for Survival at the DePaul Art Museum from April to August 2019.
This series of photo-collages represent a proposal to 'bioremediate' Confederate monuments—sites of “toxicity”—with kudzu, a fast growing vine. This vine is a common invasive species in Richmond, Virginia—former capital of the Confederacy and where I grew up. Suggesting the ability to heal with wisdom gleaned from plant teachers, the project offers a way in which racist, white supremacist and patriarchal history can be metabolized or 'composted' as part of a path forward.