by Haley Bassett

bachelor of fine arts, visual arts major

Alumni | Graduation year: 2020

“Stop” is comprised of steel wire and Himalayan blackberry, which I chose for its aggressive qualities. Each cane is bent nearly to its breaking point and bound by wire. The piece contains a massive store of energy, representing a latent threat.

About the Artist

My work explores how time, place and trauma converge as formational aspects of the self. I use natural materials to create these coded narratives using floriography, my personal associations with plants, as well as their cultural significance.