The repurposed plastic rings used in "Embracing" have been assembled in a swirling like structure meant to mimic an invasive species. But unlike natural parasites like ivies, which are part of the natural equilibrium, plastic is a man-made compound that disrupts the organic ecological balance. Plastic is everywhere, wrapping most food and water, being dumped in our oceans where it breaks down into plankton size particles which have started to cross the gateway between inorganic and organic elements, affecting the reproductive health of animals and humans.
As a metaphor for a seductive and irrepressible growth this whirlwind of plastic ivy "chocking" the tree makes our daily choices visible. It may help us, or not, become more conscious of those choices in stemming the invasion of a convenient but terribly destructive product.Event flyer and details here.