My work forms a poetic act of reconstructing trees to a former state, yet using materials and techniques that clearly expose this interaction.
I reconstruct, using crude metal brackets and wood supports, a series of trees that have been cut down and moved to the site. The branches, broken and removed from their natural habitat, are coaxed back into their former structure, albeit too late, and in a way in which they cannot survive. I also construct trees from found fallen branches, to create man-made, disjointed forms.
My other sculptural works follow along the same conceptual lines, and are made using resin, at varying degrees of clarity, to turn old lumber and driftwood back into the blocks of wood they once were. These works stoically preserve the beauty of the imperfections which are suspended in a state of clinical perfection.
In a sense these works form a futile-regenerative process; an attempt to correct forces of nature and forces of man in a ghostly exposed manner. They strive to reclaim their former identity and sense of purpose, with a humorous yet tragic undertone. They are both meditative and melancholic.