A collection of artifacts began at McNulty's Tea & Coffee in West Village, NYC, where I documented the temporary state of the facade behind the familiar plywood scaffoldings. The original storefront holds enough palimpsests to make it an iconic appearance of the tea shop. Still, the scaffolds add a new temporal layer - which was then re-depicted through the photogrammetric process of the space.
I then picked up Chrysanthemum and Chamomile tea to take home, where I began to photograph the natural inconsistencies of the loose tea leaves. I then recreated the pile using aluminum foil, which is semi-reflective yet malleable to mimic the organic form of the Chrysanthemum leaves. The aluminum foil model resembled a model where a Chrysanthemum-textured cloth can yield to gravity over the base form.