Acadia Artificial Forest Installation

I have been interested in exploring my personal relationship to nature though the creation of a 6’ x 6’ artificial forest using recycled materials. This artificial forest serves two purposes. First, is it possible to recreate the calming, isolating, and immersive headspace I feel while being out in the woods? And second, what would an artificial forest created hundreds of years in the future after all the trees were cut down look like? I use humor and installation to explore these questions in a time of environmental peril.

Paper, Screen Prints, Papier-mâché, PLA 3D-Prints, Branches, Photographs, and Risographs.

Photo Credit: Josh Loeser