Terrain Biennial 2021
Installation at 1162 Lyman Ave. Oak Park, IL.
Through Nov. 15, 2021.
Fabricating a tree out of plywood has been an exploration of our complicated relationship with nature. The pine tree is iconic: it's symmetry, repetition of form, and distinctive profile is unmistakable. Wood from pine and fir trees is essential for our survival, products made from trees comprise up to 20 per cent of the typical American home.
"Habitat" alludes to the fact that trees provide essential aspects of both the natural and human made environment. They provide shelter and sustenance for wildlife, are essential for carbon fixation, and are an essential element of our visual landscape. Many of us live in structures built from factory processed wood components.
The form of “Habitat” was inspired by a pine tree outside of my house as well as fake cell phone tree towers that I’ve encountered while traveling.