Replanting Resistance

Replanting Resistance is a set of Phoenix sculptures made from locally collected and compostable branches, leaves, and seeds. As the seasons change, the Phoenix decomposes. Flower seeds are embedded into each phoenix, so as it decomposes, it simultaneously “resurrects,” as the seeds fall into the soil and blossom into renewed life. The project rejects the environmental racisms perpetuated by capitalism by existing as living sculpture. In building a synergy between the elements and spatiality, the project houses a space of resistance grounded in the earth.