Ghost Forest

The Ghost Forest Series is a continuation of the idea behind the Mending Nature series. Taken a step farther, these sculptures evoke what is no longer there. The ephemeral trees populate what could be a graveyard for the forest or perhaps an arena for renewal and regrowth.

Recreating tree forms from paper, which is commonly made from trees, completes the circle of life. Most of the sculptures are site specific, composed of bark and bits of trees found in a particular area. Each site dictates the form and content of the work; ash trees dying in Ohio, chestnut trees that are disappearing from both Virginia and the South of France, and olive trees that historically flourish in Tuscany

Eventually these forms will be returned to the forest from which they were born and allowed to decompose, once again becoming part of the land.