BMO Harris Bank Chicago Works: Heidi Norton
Heidi Norton captures elements in flux, often using living plants or remnants of her own artworks to create new compositions. Building up sculptures on large sheets of glass, Norton embeds common houseplants in layers of resin, paint, or colored wax. Suspended within the sculpture, the uprooted plants eventually wilt and die, their color shifting in the process. In contrast, Norton’s photographs depict plants and other found objects at precise moments, often during passing phases such as growth or decay. These works allude to cycles of change and the relationship between humans and nature, animated by the complex back-and-forth between sculpture and photography. The interplay of these two media suggests ways of organizing perceptions of space and registering impressions of time.
Museum of Contemporary Art
220 E Chicago Ave
Chicago IL 60611