The Collector

Natural Archive (moss, lichen, pine needles, leaves, buds, seeds, twigs, bark, insect skin, feather). 2016

The Collector has been developed as a method to gather material from the field. In making physical contact with the ground, the blanket selects natural debris. The loose debris that becomes attached to the underside of the blanket is carefully separated and catagorised to make an arbitrary archive. The work explores collecting as a material gesture.