Examining the practice of replicating nature in art and architecture, this series of videos replaces the surfaces of cast 'ideal' natural forms often found in classical Greek and Corinthian adornments, to outlined corbels with edited video of unconventional plants and natural textures. Highlighting the entropic and decaying parts that tend to be excluded from typical notions of aesthetic beauty.
The Decorative Undergrowth elevates non romantic flora such as lichens, mosses, and fungi, along with their rich textures and vibrant colors into the starring roles typically reserved for the leaves, florals, and pristine fruits in decorative architecture.
Decay in a Video Corbel introduces ideas of entropy into the refined decorative format. Utilizing scans and footage of imperfect and rotting plant life like fermenting fruits, drying and browned grasses and flowers, and natural wastes we are lead to consider what a different perfection in nature can look like.