Growing Shiny Crops - This odd combination of words sparked my imagination for this project. I read these in an article about geo-engineering: the process of manipulating the environment to try and reduce the effects of climate change. A lot of these theoretical processes involve reflecting sunlight back into the atmosphere in order to reduce the warming effect: covering deserts in reflective material, generating white microbubbles on the ocean surface, and growing shinier crops. This idea, combined with my interest in the precarious balance between the fragility of the environment and the destructiveness of the human race, led me to experimenting with mirrors, and exploring the nature of light and reflections.
My sculptures in situ at the University Museum Services. I selected scientific objects relating to the study of light, atmosphere, and environment and placed them together with my sculptures, creating my own 'Cabinet of Curiosity'.
Working with the idea of how humanity interacts with and influences these environmental issues, I began experimenting with creating a sculptural piece that I could wear and would react according to my own movements, reflecting and distorting the surrounding environment.