Artwork > The Invasive Paper Project

The Invasive Paper Project addresses invasive plants not as things to be cast-off, but rather as potential assets to our communities if treated carefully. While making paper in workshop form, we explore this idea of "invasive" together, finding new solutions for unwanted plants and seeking connections between our horticultural and anthropological languages. Participants make their own paper and generate new ideas about how to treat our landscapes and neighbors more holistically. We’re asking the deeper questions of what “invasive” means when applied to people, to neighborhoods, and to communities.

A Field Guide to Correspondence
Handmade invasive paper, found plants, objects
Dimensions variable
2017
Detail of a Field Guide to Correspondence
Handmade invasive paper, found plants, objects
Dimensions variable
2017
Detail of a Field Guide to Correspondence
Handmade tamarisk paper with yucca paper
2017
The More We Get Together: Invasive Paper Project (Artist Book)
Book with handmade invasive paper and silkscreen
8.75" x 23" x 2.75"
2017
The More We Get Together
Handmade paper with non-native plants, Detroitus totems, paper-making station
Dimensions vary upon installation
2015
Detroitus totems from The More We Get Together
Plywood with soil, trash collected from lots and neighborhoods in Detroit
2015
Participant at The More We Get Together
Artist with gallery visitor at the hand-papermaking station
2015
Making Honeysuckle Sheets
A paper-making workshop with invasives at a park in Detroit
2014
Making paper outside in the sun with SCA youth.
Pulling sheets from the honeysuckle vat
2014
Paper-making with SCA Youth
Talking about moulds and deckles
2014
Various invasive paper sheets made by SCA youth and their leaders.
Phragmites and honeysuckle sheets with found plants from the garden
2014