"Aberrant Phytology" explores the intersection between the natural and the artificial, presented through the medium of stop-motion. This series of animations resemble time-lapse films, emulating growth patterns of drought and climate change resilient flora. After filming and scanning the stop motion film, I employ AI-based image interpolator. Using feedback from this process, I find breaking points in depth and occlusion to produce novel motion and image expression.
The residency at Visual Studies Workshop provided not only the physical space necessary for the manifestation of this project but also a rich environment of material and intellectual support. The project uses synthetic materials to mimic natural processes, creating a dialogue between what is real and what is perceived, questioning the authenticity of our interaction with the natural world.