The jewels in this giant necklace, comprise a cartography mapping human interdependence with surrounding organisms. Fragments of multi-species enmeshed organisms are accompanied by their sheathed skins, connected in living and in death. This giant adornment touches on issues of agency, species interrelations and evolution.
This work forms a response to the traditional scientific presentation of individual organisms depicted with independent agency, seemingly separate from their ecological networks. In presenting residual skins, bereft of agency, their owners are accompanied by an after-image of their material life, connecting them with each other and with us, through transformation embedded in ecological networks.
These delicate skins of material life represent one stop in a pathway of transformation. The skins are flaccid, the old models dismissed or released from a traditional scientific way of seeing and relating. What remains is a new poetics of materiality and thinking about the natural world.