Simona Prives creates both physical and digital collages that focus on the process of decomposition and reconstruction in her urban environment of Brooklyn, New York. Disassembled industrial elements, maps, waste and earth layers breed new imagined worlds, which are both abstract and familiar. In these elaborate dreamscapes, our complex relationship between the natural and the technological is explored, resulting in compositions that suggest transformation. Themes of growth and decay are continually present throughout the work. Simona uses fragments of her drawings and photographs of Gowanus-based construction sites (a large source was the reconstruction of the Smith/9th Street subway station), screenprints, monotype and found materials to assemble her compositions.