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Many of the projects they now work together on, like the papier-mache plants and multicolored rock cairns shown here, began in one of their individual practices. Chiao, who studied architecture, comes from an interest in spatial environments, modes of living, and the unexpected ways that nature and plant life can factor into that equation. Frezza comes from a fine art background, but realized a few years ago that “all of my paintings seemed to want to become sculptures,” he says. “So they would have little shelves on them for objects, and lots of lump forms.”