Grotto wall (2012)

Formed from transparent polyurethane resin in various colours, sometimes infused with flax seeds or Tic Tacs, Grotto wall is a diverse, playful set of climbing wall holds, or "route markers," created in unexpected shapes, ranging from the organic (human noses) to the industrial (coat hooks). Where climbers appropriate and aestheticize natural forms for their climbing walls, Grotto wall reappropriates the climbing wall's visual vocabulary while offering various easy-to-install elements and accents to create one's own simulated cave-like environment.