Taxonomy — Tephra
Taxonomy explores the underlying structures and functions of the natural world with lush textures and stunning layers of materiality. Throughout these nine hand-tufted designs in wool and silk, fascination with arcane corners of scientific fields, such as geology and entomology, evokes an expansive, primal landscape. Against this backdrop, organic geometries are unearthed and unexpected paradoxes inspired by everything from the minutiae of insect anatomy to pleating techniques.
Ultimately, Taxonomy is rooted in an inquiry to understand function through classification, continuing to investigate transcendent themes of nature while re-contextualizing the science of taxonomy, not as a limiting or separating force, but as a means of revelation.
Taxonomy is a collaboration with Edward Fields studio. Learn more here.