Divine Connections is an immersive environment in which objects from nature are reconfigured to become metaphors for growth, outreach and making connections: such as, a writhing, expanding vine; enormous pods; and glitzy, bursting blossoms. The space pairs the organic with the geometric and nature with artificiality, contradictions creating tension and play at once. Graphic combinations of black, white and intense color provide an edge within visual joy. Combining low brow craft materials with traditional paint and ink emphasizes the non-hierarchy of media and that art can be thoughtful and tongue-in-cheek at once; elegant and teasing; seductive and formidable.

Divine Connections, installation view, 2019, mixed media