Transpiration, 2017, site specific installation: tree limbs, hardware, plastic wrap, twine


1. To come about; happen or occur.

2. To become known; come to light.

3. To give off vapor containing waste products, as through animal or plant pores.

Origin: from Latin trans – ‘through’ + spirare ‘breathe’

The work makes visible the impact of human activity on nature as it unfolds over one year.  Three living trees are encased shrink wrap. Will the generative force of the trees overcome the constraints of the plastic? Will the plastic attenuate or even suffocate the trees?

Installation Locations: Purchase College, SUNY, Purchase, New York