Nikki Renee Anderson
Bauble Garden, 2021
This work explores the garden as a private setting where the cycles of life are visual and visceral. I have memories from childhood of going outside into the garden by myself early in the morning, and as an adult I understand the garden as a space for growth, renewal, and transformation. Trees, flowers and plants in the garden have a root system that communicates to other plants. This system becomes a supportive network that allows trees and plants to send signals to each other. This natural system becomes a metaphor for human systems. How do we communicate and create belonging? Bauble Garden is a whimsical exploration of the garden as a space for connection.
This series of sculptures was part of the Terrain Biennial 2021, hosted by Matthew Girson and Sarah Shirk in Oak Park, IL.