Reclaimed wood installations by Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels


Artist Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels is an Australian-American artist living in Brooklyn. The New York art institution Clocktower Productions where Bothwell Fels was former artist-in-residence, describes her work as ‘submerging environments built into existing architecture, usually in abandoned or odd locations.’ Derived from her fantastical blueprint drawings, works such as Crystal Cavern are inspired by family systems; genealogical maps that we are each made up of. The interactive large-scale installations resemble crystalline forms and are built from discarded housing material such as lath wood found behind old plaster walls, giving the impression they have been there for decades. Photos by Mike Goelzer.


Crystal Cavern 2013


Crystal Cavern detail


Radio Room Ceiling


Radio Room Ceiling detail


The Strand 2013 (photo by Aaron Bailey Photography)


Between You and the Mountains 2013

Images via Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels

Author: Antonia Edwards

Antonia is the founding editor of Upcyclist. Based in the UK, she is the author of two books: 'Upcyclist: Reclaimed and Remade Furniture, Lighting and Interiors' (Prestel 2015) and 'Renovate Innovate: Reclaimed and Upcycled Homes' (Prestel 2017).