My artwork usually has me inviting nature indoors, into human spaces. I’ve been wanting to switch it up, bring its architecture, its lines and forms out into more natural landscapes.
I’ve worked with location-specific installations of this sort,
but I wanted to play with the copper frame and cedar slats as an
independent object: a freestanding, movable thing. A thick slab of
live-edge fir and solid footings let it be mobile, but with a sense of
For me, the stoutness of the pipe frame has a masculine feel, especially with the fittings, yet its flow engages the feminine. The relative rigidity of the copper holds the suppleness of the slender cedar woven in.
The flowing copper
curves are very much related to the paper-skinned copper tendrils of the Spiritus Naturalis pieces. Here, though, their metallic nature is
skinned with the patina of exposure to the elements.
The slats are shaped like tapered leaves, splaying out in opposites at the top. Brass and copper cloth leaf forms seem to spill out the front.
About 8 feet long x 87 inches high.