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Fensterstock is best known for creating elaborate sculptures and installations that explore the evolving history of our relationship to nature. By merging contradictory historic perspectives—from the Baroque to the Picturesque and Minimalism—she reveals the cultural roots of our concept of nature. Her intricate artworks are constructed in the material associated to women’s crafts, such as quilled paper and shell work, emphasizing the capacity of these media to reflect on the complexities of the world beyond the domestic sphere. While in residence at the Dodd, Fensterstock will research the making of large sculptures in the form of portals. At first appearing like monumental black slabs, these portals juxtapose the stark geometries of Modernism with detailed rococo patterning, while the inclusion of black mirrors will merge real and illusory space.