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.
Qui Plantavit Curbitmaple, basket, seeds & seedling
Refugecherry, maple, birdsnest
The Offeringcedar, copper
Cactus Cagessteel, cacti, terra cotta pot
Guardianssteel, cherry and white oak
Sticks and Stonesoak, alabaster, steel