Tree/Wall (2017)

A series of photographs taken in Southeast Asia, where I completed a two month long research fellowship (William and Neoma Timme Traveling Fellowship) studying trees growing on buildings.

The idea being that the trees growing on these different buildings, could potentially, one day, begin to function as structural reinforcement to the buildings themselves.

This work is the beginning of my research and exploration into thinking about ways in which living systems and organisms could potentially be embedded into the built environment from the very start. Instead of waiting for buildings to fall into ruin and disrepair, and then allowing nature to take it’s course.

The photographs presented in this installation are all in fact photographs of building walls, even though they may no longer read as such (photographs taken in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Indonesia).