19.  Grounded

Grounded is the title representing a  collection of artworks which embodies a process taken forward over the past five years, during which my artistic practice has continually challenged our perception of living ecosystems, questioning through various formats how we can integrate “nature” into the digital age, reconnecting to the landscapes we belong to.

The concept began through exploring the idea of researching both lost and yet-to-be-created metaphors and analogies to navigate our surroundings, expanding our perception and forms of expression. As how can you imagine a future limited by a lack of vocabulary?

Presently, I am translating these concepts into their tangible form, creating a collection of objects to incorporate these metaphors into my day-to-day life. The curation of these metaphors are inspired by the deep understanding our ancestors held of the relationship and dependence between ourselves and the primary elements: earth, air, fire, water.

Simultaneously, this is knowledge I bring into my own practice and rituals, both at home and in my artwork, where I attempt to ensure the equilibrium of the elements within and around myself. This is reflec - ted in he form, function, materiality, and interactions of each piece.

Today my concerns in relation to the climate crisis, lie between the mechanisms of dissociation and desembodimient, and the consecuences they have created when trying to reconnect to “nature”.

This is an investigation iniciated within the Humboldt Residency Programme 2023: Our Precious Resources, Berlin.

Followed by a further investigation within the Humedal Wetlab Residency Programme, at Hangar, Barcelona.


i. Espiral, glass sculpture designed to orientate the growth of the roots of the plant.
ii. Flotar, speculative drinking glass which forces you to slow down.
iii. El Aire Permite Abrir Espacio, iron support, with motorized
disembodied petals.
iv. Hasta el Fuego Mismo Necesita Respirar, stainless steel corner shelf.
v. Encuentros Húmedos, WIP
i. To Be a Pebble in a Stream, WIP

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Magdalena Hart, 1994
Akyute Collective, 2019
Rain_and_rivers_, 2023


Based in Barcelona, ES