“Leaves of Plates” installation images. Exhibition runs from Sept. 6th - Nov. 21st, 2019.
Artist in Residence Research Fellowship: Using the idea of eclecticism that runs throughout both our work and the Lloyd Library collection, we have chosen artifacts and imagery as formal influences for making connections between plants and animals, territories and researchers, explorers and scientists. Using the apothecary jar as a launching point we are highlighting the gems of the collection, moving them from the page into a three dimensional viewing platform. Taking the themes stated above combined with our expertise in ceramics, our goal is to visually represent the eclecticism found within the Lloyd through objects, imagery, and exhibition design.
At the Lloyd, we were researching the collections of illustrations around botany, exploration, and alchemy, going down different rabbit holes as we slowly started to narrow in. The editing happens in the studio, once we begin bringing disparate ideas together to contextualize them into a longer running compendium. After two months of surveying and documenting rare books we are building a new environment by taking things out of context, changing the materials, and making these images our own.