Statement: ORIGINS and INTERSECTIONS
Native plants continue to be my muse with their strength,
beauty, unwavering sense of place and ability to cyclically mark
time. Previously, I viewed native plants as unchanging in an ever-changing
world. In this, I have been mistaken. They, like all species, evolve.
Native plants adapt and migrate based on a set of circumstances.
Their movement through the landscape is increasingly rendered impassable
by human influence.
This body of work focuses on the intersection between
specific native plants that freely grow on either side of the Texas-Mexico
border and the possible barriers to their evolutionary success.
Their presence in the region is based on a complex relationship
to the environment where they form a biological community irrespective
of political borders and nation states. When considered thru a longer
time horizon, they are, like us, temporary residents.