Twelve Months Time: Dwarf Nandina | 2011, Bronze, Glass, Steel | 34″H x 12″W x 6″D
Timeline Series

Since the organizing strategy is determined in advance of making the work, each plant’s growth characteristics determine the final composition of each piece. Some species are fullest during their bloom cycle, creating a swelling at the sculpture’s middle, while other compositions are weighted at the bottom in pyramid fashion, if the plant is most robust during its seed cycle. The Timeline series is evidence of Lucy Lippard’s observation that when work is created using repetitive processes, each action may be known, safe, and familiar, but the outcome can be highly unexpected.