It’s Not Faux: Discussion and untested, unconfirmed, unverified research:
Dissecting paradise as a location or better place elsewhere has usually been what the average individual thinks of as tropical – the other and something that is not here. Lounging on my couch next to my Philodendron tree, I notice the layers of dust caked on my expensive plant- should I care? I mean … I water it to keep it from dying then walk away.
It’s the snippets of escapism exotic plants or imagery creates for us via décor. By creating fake tropical imagery, I observe the nuance of the concept of paradise and tropical. The plastics and rubbers used discuss outlasting the original and adding another layer between what an individual considers nature.