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The Tree Skirt Series...

This ongoing series of sculptures celebrates the beauty of the natural world and expresses my concerns for our dwindling natural resources, especially the trees.
Each artwork begins with inspiration derived from a specific piece of found wood. I am discovering this wood in piles destined for the wood stove, or wastefully abandoned by the side of the road. When these ordinary pieces of wood are viewed more closely, their individuality and inherent beauty becomes evident. I have done very little to alter the wood, and prefer it to be appreciated it in it's natural state.
To provide clues to the meaning behind each sculpture, I have added textile "skirts".