I dig to discover what is buried in the darkness. Like a surgeon, I find beauty in making a delicate cut, that becomes a trench, going down and down. I discovered that what I find there changes when exposed.

Peat is an accumulation of partially decayed vegetation, formed mainly in wetlands under optimal conditions. It accumulates slowly over millions of years. In the Excavations series, I've used compressed #7 Jiffy Peat Pellets, expanded in water, and strung together on aluminum wire. In the resulting formations, some strands hang down inert, while others reach up, appearing to grow.
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