The Invasive Paper Project
The Invasive Paper Project travels throughout Detroit and beyond to offer paper making workshops with invasive plants (like Phragmites, Honeysuckle, Garlic Mustard) that have been removed from city parks and green spaces to different communities. This project creates awareness around invasive plant species and their effect on our ecosystem, but more importantly it provides an opportunity to think about invasive plant life differently. While we need to focus on eradication, we can also experiment with new uses and products from these noxious weeds. This project is challenging those who participate to come up with some new ideas.
As an artist, the Invasive Paper Project is a continuation of my fascination with materiality, with time, with chance, and with play but in a more more community-centered setting in which ideas and outcomes can shift.