By Katie Holten
Uprooted comprises two papier-mâché sets of roots. The product of Katie Holten’s longtime contemplation of trees, natural systems, and the “uprootedness” of the place of humans within current ecological crises, the piece draws attention both to what is usually unseen—the root systems of trees—and to the vast network of natural systems that we may take for granted.
Katie Holten is a visual artist whose work reflects on the relationship between humans and nature, as well as the investigation of life’s systems and our understanding of place. She discussed Uprooted, her broader body of work, and the science of her art in an interview with our staff.
Interested in finding Katie elsewhere in the world? Check out her website at katieholten.com.