‘Better than nature’ is an exploration originating in virtual spaces and the speculative objects inhabiting them. It is about the inherent balance between humans and materials, and how we interact with processed versions of organic constituents.
Through the process of depicting symbols derived from the realm of a forest, this project’s aim has been to approach nature landscapes with the intent of highlighting my disconnectedness from nature and its materials. When making, I have imagined making an interface in materials and then extracting a shape that alludes to the digitally crafted image language.
The installation is composed of handcrafted components and readymades, all rendering different aspects of nature and consequently they create a simulated utopia of things.