Heidi Norton uses the mediums of photography, sculpture, and painting to explore the instability and liminality of time, while investigating ideas of preservation through material and modes of display.
Plants and light become the primary mediums, as does glass, resin, wax and detritus. The plants act as a metaphor for larger, macro ideas of nature and its ecological cycles–of its impermanence and futility. Houseplants are encased, pressed, or “frozen” using materials that speak directly to histories of preservation. As the plants move through ecological spans of time, the works’ physical form expands and compresses.