Sam Clover aka PLANTTDADDII is a digital sculptor from Seattle currently residing in Brooklyn. Her work typically involves an energetic blend of flora, fauna, and her own characters. She started sculpting at a young age, and started sculpting digitally in 2018.
"Drop it" is an exploration of displacement and helplessness during multiple life transitions. The piece embodies the act of recalling people and memories that were once a comfort. The more you visit a memory the more distorted it becomes. Unknowingly, the memory turns into something unrecognizable and disposable.
To preserve and protect cherished memories you have to make new ones, and drop the old ones, for now. Trust that you're going to be okay on your own.
In December 2020 she parted ways with a nearly decade long relationship. Shortly after that in September 2021 she sold everything she owned and moved from her hometown, Seattle, to Brooklyn. She began sculpting this piece in September shortly after the move, and chipped away at it until its completion In late January 2022.
This piece was created in transition. After the move she didn't have access to her normal computer setup, due to a cramped apartment and roommate arrangement. She completed a large part of this piece on a laptop in coffee shops, an office space she rented out, hotels and airbnb.