A cactus

in the Chimney

Project Description 

"A cactus in the chimney" is a series of staged photography, which incorporates the artist’s self-portrait, and artificial materials to reflect the contradictory relationship between the urban environment and human nature. The artist uses her body as receiver and explores psychological emotions felt by people living in the industrial world. She also evokes her personal experience of anxiety and insecurity felt as a foreigner living in New York city. Her scenes are sophisticated constructions built from disposed-of objects and common artificial materials generated by wasteful environments which transform into playful, uncanny scenarios. The characters  in the images are her symbolic avatar, traveling in the interior and exterior world in pictorial space.

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