deforestation and industrialisation sculpture

Combining all the skills that I developed while working with wood, including sawing and burning into it, I created a larger piece by sticking 3 pieces of logs together. I like the effect that this has as it shows the natural marks of the wood against the hard edges that humans have cut into it as they are piled on top of each other. I then sawed a straight line through all three logs and burnt into it to represent industrialisation.

After looking at this piece, I decided that all the logs that I had experimented on fitted together nicely as one big sculpture piece. The cut up pieces of wood all standing next to each other look like a cut down forest, representing deforestation and the cuts and burns into the wood represent industrialisation, overall symbolising human influence on nature and the effects of it.

 

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Author: alannah3012l5

I am a landscape painter who enjoys spending free time exploring and wandering through natural landscapes, understanding that the space I occupy in this world is tiny and temporary. The aim of my paintings is to evoke the same sense of wonder in the viewer that I experience while on my travels and to ignite the realisation that compared to our surroundings, we are miniscule and blend in, we are not above, nor do we have any higher importance than any other being or thing on this planet. My large oil paintings are designed to be displayed outdoors after being inspired by Katherine Grosse in the Venice Biennale, making them appear small in their surroundings, much like the people in them and the people viewing them. However, my zines and watercolours require more attention, showing that even smaller details contain whole worlds and landscapes of their own. Depending on our own experiences we see the prints differently. The text along with the images encourage the viewer to see the same landscape I see.

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