Ming Fay


Ranging from oversized plant forms to complex overgrown environments reminiscent of science fiction films, my sculpture comments on the botanical world and its relationship to humans.  The artwork is an outgrowth of my inventory of seeds, herbs, bones and mysterious objects.   Much like a scientist, I research and cultivate specific plant forms for their inherent and symbolic qualities, reinterpreting, reproducing hybrids and inventing new strains in my studio/laboratory greenhouse. 


The garden that I have created is a mindset, where I cultivate imagined forms into a sculptural landscape.  In my garden installation, things are growing strange and the viewer is engulfed in a surreal micro universe.  My work focuses on the concept of a garden as a symbol of abundance, paradise, colonialism, trade, and the quest for the ultimate utopian treasure garden.