Frontier presents a vision of exploration and conquest during the Age of Imperialism in the Americas. The installation takes the form of an immersive panoramic diorama built out of beeswax and lit with heat lamps. Ephemeral by nature, this material will experiences melting, casting, forming and finally melting again during the course of this exhibition. Frontier intends to both build and destroy historical notions of the past by creating museum quality dioramas and literally allowing them to melt away.
In Frontier, my work searches for the elusive and misguided promise of truly untouched lands and considers this idea from the perspective of naturalists, who are themselves, Invaders.