Contemporary Forest, 2016

The work is composed of industrially processed materials that derive from the natural world, but have been transformed under the guise of utility and functionality. In the fashion of industrial tree plantations, hundreds of cut two by four planks have been placed on a reflective Mylar sheet with every fifth plank missing, referencing planting strategies of industrial tree farming. The processed wood is reflected and the edge between reality and simulation is blurred both in the meeting point between wood and reflection as well as the light flares projected onto the wood. This reflection seeks to transform our understanding of the processed lumber, its origins, and its uncertain future.

Contemporary Forest, 2016, 11.5' x 11.5', processed two by four planks, reflective mylar