Surcroissance is a series of sculptures based on the ancient ornament of the “margent”, used to decorate the facades of buildings and margins of the page to give an impression of festive abundance, usually containing a hanging collection of fruits, flowers, animal heads, textiles and babies.

Made from second hand glass and scrap metal, these margents reference the point at which an image of abundance meets finite resources, with ornaments of mono-crops, weeds, trash, fungi and animals which thrive in manipulated conditions paired with apotropaic symbols against overgrowth.

Surcroissance (Overgrowth)
Secondhand glass, steel and copper scrap
Villa Ruffieux, Fondation du Châteaux Mercier