Friday, April 24, 2009
With this piece I wanted to contrast the different stages that wood undergoes over time. I used tree branches, craft wood, a table leg to create a tree-like sculpture. I also used common wood working tools such as nails, a hammer, a saw, and wood glue. I combined these elements in a nonlinear format, juxtaposing the ideas of pure nature with man's manipulation of nature. My video displays my tree in a very contradictory setting. The backdrop for my tree shows both untouched forest and a construction site. The statue is resting on a wooden stair case...another use of wood in today's society.