Prima Materia is a collection of works on paper that explores natural hot springs as liberatory zones in which social norms are suspended, catalyzing intimacy and communion. Comprised of a delicate membrane between the geologic underworld and our own, the springs restore visitors to a primitive state that embraces a temporary loss of self while forging moments of solidarity.
The works features highly articulated drawings of earth, water and stone dissolving within the abstraction of uncontrolled media such as watercolor and ink. These forms mutate beyond the constraints of identity, suggesting the power of ephemerality, volatility, and convergence.
These works are accompanied by an installation of crystalized tumbleweeds, titled Supertramp, which evoke migration and pilgrimage.