OPEN STUDIOS, I-PARK FOUNDATION RESIDENCY.
Explorations of invasive species, relationships, symbiotic and parasitic.
Bittersweet & Twine.
Exploring the concept of invasive species - plants, organisms, settlers.
Asiatic Bittersweet - Invasive Species, brought over as a medicinal plant.
The land around East Haddam, Connecticut was bought from the local tribes for 30 coats in 1640 by European settlers. The old growth forests were cut down for lumber and the rivers were utilised for mills for the successful twine, duck cloth and netting industries.