karrie hovey ..the Garden Grows : Inside and Out
Solo exhibition – Telfair Museum/Jepson Center, Savannah, GA
Salvaged books, mixed media
11′ x 22′ x 10″
Other pieces include: Branch, Window boxes, Bridge, mum | tweet, and Blue vine
This is a site-specific installation for the museum inspired by the Oak filled and plant populated squares of the Historic District in Savannah. The intention was to blur the boundary between the outside and inside of the museum and to disrupt the beautiful yet stark architecture of the institution. About the: …the Garden Grows series. I am intrigued by the impact of global trade, patterns of consumer culture, and the aftermath of our consumption. I explore the symbiotic relationship between the hu¬man landscape and the natural environment by re-creating plantscapes using the bi-products of our buy-product disposable society. Each passing season’s wares feed our insatiable desire to purchase “beauty,” to own the “latest,” and to obtain the “new” while removing us from a natural, organic cycle of renewal and growth and replacing it with one of consumption and waste.
a version of the mum | tweet piece is in the collection of twitter