In Search of Home

 In Search of Home, Trumbull 2, 2013

In Search of Home, Trumbull 2, 2013

My project In Search of Home ties the emigration patterns of my family to the racial taxonomy of Carl Linnaeus through scans of plant clippings, rocks, and other objects. So far, I have traveled through thirteen states in pursuit of this work. I treat cultivated plants and weeds as well as native and non-native species in the same fashion, asking the viewer to consider how we choose what is natural, beautiful, and useful. This work has been made in thirteen states including California. I return to sites periodically, in different seasons, to find botanicals in different stages of the life cycle. Since the inception of this project, the work has expanded to include other artifacts that are found at significant locations.