Ebb and Flow II

A collaborative installation with Megan Singleton, based on watershed maps and flora of Narragansett Bay, and incorporating non-native plant species, including shoreline plants, freshwater and marine aquatics. Adjacent is a taxonomy of the plants used, created by laser-cutting vector drawings of the plant silhouette from handmade paper made from the collected plant fiber. At times, the taxonomy is hidden or revealed depending on the position of the sliding moveable wall on the left.

Megan Singleton and May Babcock, Ebb and Flow II, Handmade Paper Pulp from Abaca, Cotton, Japanese Knotweed, Phragmites australis, Eurasian water-milfoil, Variable Milfoil, Inflated Bladderwort, Codium fragile, Heterosiphonia japonica, laser-cut handmade paper, 20ft x 14ft, 2017

Installed at the Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, August 2017-June 2018, Brown Arts Initiative (BAI) Annual Mural, Brown University, Providence, RI