A Wild Mesh is a collection of works by Jason Urban and Leslie Mutchler that fuse handmade paper with dried plant matter and risograph prints. The work is a reflection on the entangled relationship between manmade structures and the natural world. Referencing Hyperobjects, Timothy Morton’s 2013 call to arms on global warming and the climate crisis, the artists attempt to blur background and foreground by weaving various grasses and plant matter through large-scale, handmade fluorescent abaca sheets. The works can be seen as woven talismans for the insistent perseverance of life through both their simulated and physical realness.

A Wild Mesh
was on view at The Mudroom from March 6th to April 15, 2023.