Artwork > The Invasive Paper Project

Art with plants and papermaking
Landscapes for Later
Phragmites plants with paint, artist-made paper with various discarded plants, cast abaca with Phragmites with thread and light, mylar, vinyl
Dimensions variable
2021

Landscapes for Later is about materials and the land from which we extract these materials. Many of the materials are discards, found in unwanted or cast-off landscapes from Michigan to New Mexico, whether they be “invasive” plants, car parts, or the tape we use to mark trees to be removed. I find hope in imagining new landscapes and ways of being that encompass the undesirable and complicated. Through this work, I am honoring both the beauty and challenge of how we tend our places and one another.