Mending Nature

The Mending Nature series stems from a rare hurricane, Ike, which passed through Columbus, Ohio leaving trees uprooted and natural debris strewn throughout the forest track I regularly haunt. My interest in environmental issues and man’s disregard for nature spawned a desire to mend or repair what was broken. This somewhat whimsical idea took hold in the studio as I effectively rebuilt and attached new parts to limbs and bark found on the forest floor. The work engenders ideas of reversing the damage wrought by man, examination of the beauty of even small damaged elements, and reverence for the dead.


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