As installed in The East Gallery, Claremont, California
Consuming the whole gallery, the installation attempts to blend together an interior and exterior landscape. It creates a dialogue between the organic forms of nature and man-made architectural objects.
Away from human passage, arranged in a shape of a crown, cut roots are collated on monumental pedestals. Found at a local dump, the discarded trees suggest a loss more profound than an ordinary reaping.
A single panel garden is suspended high above eye level. Exposing an unusual perplexing angle to the viewers’ gaze it reshapes a landscape in a taut remote form, impossible to grasp or explore.
Dry leaves are set on the floor; some are painted white. The piece implies that the dry leaves have fallen off the wall as if the wall were a tree. The artwork comments on the distance between man and nature.
Placed under a glass bell jar, a photo postcard of woods and waterfall is displayed away from a man’s reach. The piece suggests that the method of documentation has taken the place of the experience of nature itself.