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