Saturday, January 9, 2010

Jan 9, 2010 Roots

For an upcoming installation I'm creating tree trunk forms. I've begun
closely observing the area where trees connect with the earth. I've
been pleasantly surprise by the visibility and invisibility of root
structures. Here, in this example, the root forms create their own
mountainous landscape, but I've also seen trees with very regular
cylintrical trunks that penetrate the ground like a light pole, not
revealing any sort of hint of roots. I'm trying to decide how I'll
handle this aspect of my sculptures so that they'll be recognizeable
as tree trunks.

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