FERALIS (2011)

This series evokes a phenomenon I noticed while travelling in Cuba. Kudzu, a species of knotweed originally from Japan, had somehow invaded environments and completely overgrown sign-posts, telegraph poles, vehicles, sheds, outhouses and other structures – manmade objects which remained eerily discernible in their outline. In the process of entirely overlaying one image with fragments of another, I tried to allow what is abandoned or forgotten in these places to reveal itself. The word ‘feralis’ seems to have an ambiguous etymology, referring to the feral as well as the funerary. 

 
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Feralis
Feralis

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Feralis (detail 1)
Feralis (detail 1)

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Feralis (detail 2)
Feralis (detail 2)

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Feralis

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Feralis (2011)

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Boondocks
Boondocks

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Boondocks (detail 1)

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Boondocks (detail 3)
Boondocks (detail 3)

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Boondocks

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Boondocks (2011)

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Athne
Athne

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Athne (detail 1)

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Athne (detail 3)
Athne (detail 3)

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Athne

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Athne (2011)

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Kudzu
Kudzu

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Kudzu (detail 1)

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Kudzu (detail 2)

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Kudzu

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Kudzu (2011)

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