Houseplants by James Grashow is a Comment on Humans vs Nature

By: Rebecca Byers - Feb 16, 2015
References: jamesgrashow & toxel
Houseplants by American sculptor James Grashow is an intricate collections of paper sculptures that borrow elements from both architectural and floral inspiration.

James Grashow's series is a playful and colorful commentary on the strained relationship between humans and nature. Grashow's work has often drawn on themes of humanity, mortality and nature.

Featuring some recognizable structures such as New York City's Washington Square Arch, the series largely includes reproductions of houses.

James Grashow's deliberate replacement of buds and flowers within the paper plant sculptures with homes and buildings is a poignant metaphor for the ways in which industry has come to replace nature as a source of livelihood, something that may resonate more with generations old enough to not be considered digital natives.