Interactive sculpture which dispenses milkweed seed balls. The sculpture is intended to raise awareness on habitat loss for the endangered rusty patched bumble bee, and provides a call for its audience to plant the seed balls as an act of habitat restoration.
Sticky Situations (2018-Present)
Experimental sculptural series in which honey bees are enlisted as artistic collaborators. Produced by housing wood-carved busts inside an active beehive for one year, the honey bees attach comb to create haunting, unexpected organic effects! The first sculpture for this series, Comb Over, debuted at the Factory Gallery in New York City for the LIC Arts Open, and has been making gallery rounds since. With the success of the pilot sculpture, additional works using this slow-form technique are currently under design!
Mycology Sculpture Series (2017-Present)
Biodegradable sculptures producing edible mushrooms. First created as a smaller proof-of-concept for the fully-scaled Myco-Rise project, Salt Tree Art regularly produces these mushroom-generating sculptures for gallery shows and events.
Salt Tree Art "Crankie" (2017-Present)
A travelling shadow puppetry box offering unique performances to audiences of all ages. Recent productions have included: A Time When New York was Dry (a mythological approach to the NYC water system), Somewhere That's Green (presenting a vision for a regenerative urban future), and Five Minutes to Midnight (giving voice to other members of the animal kingdom impacted by human activity). Performances are scalable, such as What Goes Down: Shadows from the Deep, a performance using a retired NYC subway car as a shadow puppetry box (inspired by the actual use of sunken Redbird 7 subway cars as coral reef incubators, this puppet show was performed as part of the MTA Transit Museum Platform art series).
Out of the Dirt (2017-Present)
Eco-fashion pieces using wheat grass roots trained to create a binding fabric. The living fabric plays off the idea of grass as the primary food of leather-producing animals, and so as an origin material for leathers. The living, wearable bracelets, masks, headgear, and harnesses have been grown for public events.