"Gibberish: Botanical Simulators" "Gibberish: Botanical Simulators"
"Gibberish: Botanical Simulators, Detail" "Gibberish: Botanical Simulators, Detail"
"Gibberish: Sapient Fool's Gold" "Gibberish: Sapient Fool's Gold"
"Gibberish: Sapient Fool's Gold, Detail" "Gibberish: Sapient Fool's Gold, Detail"
"Gibberish: Botanical Simulators""Gibberish: Botanical Simulators, Detail""Gibberish: Sapient Fool's Gold""Gibberish: Sapient Fool's Gold, Detail"

Gibberish: Botanical Simulators

Mixed Media, Clay

Variable x 141″ x 137″

Gibberish: Botanical Simulators, Detail

Mixed Media, Clay

Variable x 141″ x 137″

Gibberish: Sapient Fool’s Gold

Mixed Media, Clay

Variable x 141″ x 137″

Gibberish: Sapient Fool’s Gold, Detail

Mixed Media, Clay

Variable x 141″ x 137″

Jeannie Hulen

Circumventing overburdened themes such as environmentalism, in favor of a non-linear, fantastical position, I call attention to less evident aspects of the relationships between people and the natural world, including intellectual, psychological, and numinous facets of this symbiosis. This work is part of a series of installations titled “Gibberish” in which I exemplify the idea of material voice. The hazy process of uncovering and deciphering information can be more enlightening of the human condition than clearly articulated data. The Garden manifests as ground, sky, water, cloud, etcetera, yet is felt or experienced in unexpected reversals, flipped, as the body moves actively and experientially through the piece. I present the ceramic material honestly, as a chemical and mineral substance, versus the traditional approach to medium as mimicry, using materials other than ceramics as simulators.