An installation that explores the idea of manipulating a perceived landscape, by highlighting the beauty of the decaying birch trees lurking at the far side of the lake. In collaboration, from harvesting fallen trees to be painted bright slug orange, to transporting the pieces to be installed into the ground or carried out into lake. The brightly colored pieces mimic the decaying white trees, making them more prominent in the landscape. Relationships between distance and scale become altered when viewed through the frame.
This collaborative project was about takingan existing structure to create a warm ambient lighting installation. We re-used low quality wood from fruit crates and altered the thickness of each panel to a paper thin quality, in order to achieve a translucent effect. The patterns and veins within the grain of the wood become details that glow within the ambient light.
Fruit Crate Stool
The challenge was to reconstruct two fruit crates into a stool maintaining the strength to hold my own weight. The wood and staples from fruit crates are cheap materials that protect produce that travel many distances. By the processes of deconstruction and reconstruction,simple materials can be transformed inheriting a second life for a completely different use.