Out Here

Out Here: Finding Nature explores a certain “oneness” of man and nature. As a minimalist myself, I became fascinated with the impact that production and making has on our natural world. Through a series of sculptures I explore a man vs. nature paradox. I ask myself, about conservation and connectedness to nature. I question why we tend to force a separation between man and nature, and ask what happens when “out there” becomes “out here.” Why should the nest of a bird or web of a spider be so different from the furniture we build or architecture we create? Can we shift our perspective to view the man-made world as a new part or extension of the natural world? After all, we as humans, are beings of nature ourselves.

topher gent qui plantavit curabit wood sculpture

Qui Plantavit Curbit

maple, basket, seeds & seedling
topher gent refuge wood wall sculpture birds nest

Refuge

cherry, maple, birdsnest
detail topher gent refuge wood wall sculpture birds nest
Refuge - detail
topher gent the offering wood sculpture bench furniture

The Offering

cedar, copper
detail topher gent copper cedar
The Offering - detail
topher gent hedra sculpture

Hedra

steel
topher gent sea vessel steel sculpture

Sea Pod

steel
topher gent sea vessel copper sculpture

Sea Pod

copper
topher gent cactus cage sculpture steel

Cactus Cages

steel, cacti, terra cotta pot
topher gent steel sculpture cactus cage
topher gent steel sculpture cactus cage
topher gent steel sculpture emergence hedra

Emergence

steel
topher gent sculpture guardians

Guardians

steel, cherry and white oak
topher gent steel orb sculpture nature

Orb

steel
topher gent steel orb sculpture
topher gent steel orb sculpture
topher gent sticks and stones sculpture

Sticks and Stones

oak, alabaster, steel
topher gent alabaster sculpture
topher gent oak wood sculpture