photos: corey rankin (top left), christopher verheyden (right)


To install displaced, 2018 Ferracin transported seedling of the exotic vine Cardiospermum grandiflorum (balloon vine) from her Sydney bush environment ( well outside its native habitat from tropical America, India and Africa) to the outdoor space at Culture at Work, allowing the infestation to safely spread, demonstrating botanical entropy. Ferracin wanted to re-create the same invasive feeling she experienced when observing the vine overtaking Casuarina trees in the native environment and alluding also to the plastic invasion in the consumeristic world.
The three sculptures made with compressed Casuarina needles are a reflection about the protective and nurturing nature of the native flora in contrast with the uncontrolled growing of noxious weeds.