These new pieces are based on the idea that nature will repurpose manmade materials. Piles of trash carelessly discarded by humans gather together with the tides, becoming entangled with seaweed and springing to life with crustaceans and other creatures in the middle of the ocean, tiny islands that provide respite from a long expanse of shelterless water. These “trash reefs” are not an excuse to litter, but an example of nature’s resiliency in the face of destruction. Humans create waste, and nature turns it into something useful. The pristine cup in the center of each sculpture juxtaposed with the organic forms engulfing them represent this phenomenon.