'forever and ever and ever' is the manipulation of nature: i intricately carve plant leaves, cutting out single words or sentences. then i place the plant into a public space. the pain through cutting and the wounding is obvious as the plant is still alive and rooted in soil. the fragility of the plant contrasts with the sleek cityscape of concrete and steel, its presence with equanimity and hasty passersby, its vulnerability with man-made perfection. the beauty of this 'plantart' is too delicate to touch and too fleeting to preserve. it is a direct reference to the ephermerality of life, to the circles of life, which our modern day society so efficiently ignores.