photos: marta ferracin

kept (2018), asks us to consider what it means to create beauty or order without acknowledging possible environmental consequences. During the early colonial era in Australia, the ornamental vine Cardiospermum grandiflorum was introduced to Australia to decorate gardens. The invasive nature of the plant was disregarded, resulting in its usurpation of the native Australian habitat. By gathering, collecting, assembling and sewing Cardiospermum grandiflorum seeds and seed pods into aesthetic growing shapes, Ferracin wants to mark the importance of past, present and future choices concerning introduced species.