June, 2020

Mimosa Plant

Independent Project

I studied the mimosa plant, a fern-like perennial that can remember stimuli after repeated exposure, a behavioral adaptation that allows it to learn and ignore harmless stimuli, reserving its energy for responses to more serious threats. This installation examines this response from the perspectives of behavior, psychology, and memory. What does it mean to have an intimate relationship? A connection that involves physical or emotional intimacy.