The Wardian Case was a glass structure used to transport and display delicate and exotic plants. My Glasshouses and cabinets are designed to exhibit and contextualize the evidence I collect as a way to engage the viewer with my process, as well as engage them with the garden. Inside the cabinets the artwork is protected, yet at the same time exposed. Like reliquaries, the evidence within, and the cabinets themselves, confirm faith in continuing life cycles, the various decaying and tarnished media inside suggest a forgotten archive, at once organic and saturated with a nostalgic wistfulness. The structures enclose and preserve an intimate and calm space. With both the organic and the constructed materials I investigate memory, the passage of time, as well as our desire to remember. There is an effort to preserve, protect and yet also expose my experiences and memories, in this case the memory of the abundant summer garden.

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