Treehouse invites the viewer into a space of beauty that encourages us to wonder about the world and each other. Imagine a world in which we all can flourish, and are connected to nature and one another. This multisensory, collaborative installation is a portal for reflection, reconnection, remembrance and dialogue.
As you enter the gallery, you are immediately immersed in a dynamic space where colors shift, branches, flowers and other organic forms arise unexpectedly, and ambient sounds featuring bird calls fill the air. It is a playful space, yet also a haunting one. The color of the walls references the Air Quality Index, which indicates how clean or polluted the air is, with green being healthy on one end of the spectrum and crimson being hazardous on the other. As one moves around the room from green to crimson, the colors, flora, forms and imagery change accordingly, as does the emotional tone.
This gallery installation at Brentwood Arts Exchange was a collaborative project with 5 other artists and curator Philippa Hughes, in which I was the lead artist/concept coordinator. Collaborations/contributions by/with other artists noted next to each image.