Artist bio: Mercury Swift builds symbols, patterns, and forms in the digital and physical — reflective of their process of tapping into natural flow. They use metals, glass and plastics to illustrate relationships between people and nature; using perceptions of material and form as narrative tools. They look to anatomy and functions of the body, mirroring them to greater cycles of nature and observable tendencies of motion. Their materials provide familiar tactile and auditory stimulation, as Swift attempts to stimulate thoughts on difficult concepts of growth and decay; fragmentation and reunion; eternity of energy and universal paths of matter. Their combinations of confusion and comfort reflects their experiences as a non-binary person navigating a binary world, choosing to form their own space in the world rather than waiting to find it.