Tree sculpture

 

Continuing from my wooden logs sculptures, I was inspired by the idea of my logs looking like a forest, so I wanted to continue along these lines and build my own tree to represent that once we destroy nature, there is no bringing it back. I wanted to show the natural patterns within the wood, so sanded down the hard exterior to reveal the smooth natural marks from the wood. I then stacked the logs together creating the trunk of the tree. The fact that the logs don’t fit together only supports the idea behind the sculpture further, which is that once we, as humans, destroy nature, it is gone forever, and we cannot piece it back together successfully.

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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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