Invasive Species

 

 

 

 

Ed Andrews
Invasive Species, 2017
12’x 24’x 24′
Steel, paper, fans, electronics
Boston Sculptors Gallery, Boston MA

INVASIVE SPECIES juxtaposes literal and metaphoric interpretations of the phrase invasive species. Thematically, the installation combines the artist’s part-time work as an environmentalist with his trepidation of electronic surveillance and the threat it poses to our civil liberties and freedom. Monumental arboreal structures support rice paper cocoons that seem to breathe in and out, while small bug-like drones buzz overhead, appearing to monitor the movement of unsuspecting viewers. The intended effect is to create an experience that is visually seductive, poetic and disconcerting.