"The Hills Are Alive"
An interactive and performance sculpture, The Hills Are Alive, is a set of six foam triangles that Swistel repeatedly dyes during each performance. A study in soft sculpture, this piece is an experience of material.
Swistel's, Plant Hotel, is an architectural structure made from clear acrylic plastic. The sculpture contains a living vine plant, which continues to grow around the acrylic. This piece explores the growing relationship between synthetic materials and nature. Plants often grow through man-made structures, while humans transform plants within their environments.
"Slice of Ice"
Made from plaster and resin, Slice of Ice, emulates the shape of a large cruise ship, but looks like a glacier. The added stainless steel bath tub drain reveals the idea of the glaciers melting away. This piece reminds the viewer of the unsustainable environment we live in.