Aeriathrae

Aeriathrae Artist’s statement: Dust seeds, balloon seeds, samaras and pseudosamaras, are all formed with characteristics that catch the power of the wind.  Tiny embryos swirl around us as we walk down urban streets, blow past us on vagrant breezes as we drive through suburbia, or careen down the highway in our cars.  The air is […]


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Radicis

radix -icis f. Latin. [a root; the foot of a mountain]; in gen. [foundation , basis, origin] The foundation of most life on the planet is derived from the sun’s energy. The sun is the great engine, radiating energy throughout the cosmos, onto our planet. Plants absorbing that energy turn it into carbohydrates, sugars: food. […]


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2 years later…Hurt Park Native Plant Installation

by Pandra Williams Photos by Cecilia Marrero Over the past two years, the Hurt Park Native Plant Garden has survived a year of drought, student foot traffic, and a direct hit from a tornado. The erosion, once problematic, is under control where the garden bed has been installed. Many of these perennial plants are now […]


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Return of the Native Garden

Atlanta Native Plant Project at Hurt Park During the late 18th century, the Atlanta Piedmont area was covered in rich forests, populated with species of plants and animals that no one from continental Europe or the British Isles had ever seen.  The scientific curiosity on the other side of the Atlantic was enormous.  Naturalists shot, […]


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Urban Tumulus

Jessica Marshall E., Michael and I made 12,500 pounds of adobe bricks for the Urban Tumulus installation this past July. Earth, sand, straw, water. Each air-dried brick measures 5 inches by 10 inches by 16 inches, and weighs 50 pounds. I don’t know how heavy they were when they were wet and newly unmolded. We […]


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Building Urban Tumulus

Behind the scenes as we build Urban Tumulus


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Incognae V2 2005

The fungiforms in the Incognae installation at Freedom Park are in various stages of erupting from the earth, drawing attention to hidden activities occurring in the soil. Additionally, the mycorhizzal community will be reintroduced into the heavily terra formed park landscape by the establishment of a native plant community that is raised without chemical fertilizers or pesticides of any kind, ensuring the presence of a healthy mycorhizzae.


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Incognae v1 2005

In the Kennesaw installation, sixteen forms measuring from 14 to 36 inches in length and from 6 to 24 inches in height, are in various stages of emerging from beneath the ground with the largest forms fully emerged.


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Biologia 2003-2004

The black wooden frame is filled with cryptogamic crust rescued from a future construction site in the area of the Boat Rock woodland in South Fulton County. The cryptogamic crust, being so tiny, and normally underfoot, is in daily reality something “hidden in plain view.” Two interactive devices – magnifying glasses – are placed on […]


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Sporae 2002

When my artwork is the size of an adult torso, it asserts it’s presence and feels menacing. Relating to these implicitly sexual forms on a small scale becomes an intimate experience, literally requiring a close look by the viewer. Between the unreal monochromism of the white forms and their small scale, the sexual content has […]


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