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Fagus Prosopis Contorta

David Bennett

2008    Size   H: 2.5 in  W: 27 in  D: 14 in    Weight: 2 lb

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Beech, pigment - The series “Growth Habits” is both an observation and exploration of how we perceive the intrinsic value of wood as an artistic medium. They are made from common pieces of wood rescued from the firewood pile. They are carved into organic shapes that suggest some extraordinary circumstance that altered their ordinary growth habit. Once carved, they are faux finished with pigments to represent species that do not exist in nature as their latin titles imply. The intent is to question why we enjoy the qualities of natural grains or similar abstract expressionist motifs created to somehow counterfeit the natural.


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