Forest Wrapping

Entering the forest to show connectivity is not only an illustrative exercise about forests but also about a post-humanist extraction of meaning. Making land art in a public place fosters connections between users of the space, artistic practices, and makers. 

I started this experimental series of mutable sculptural works this week. I had been waiting for the weather for some time! It was enjoyable, and everyone who happened upon us was enthusiastic about the piece. Someone said, ‘More art in the woods, please!’ and another got inside the works and hugged the bound trees. 

Part of this practice is rooted in the synesthesia I experience and how to communicate this to others. Because of the autism I live with and its limitations, my verbal skills can be clumsier than my writing. I wondered if using embodied sculptural practice would be better—it was!

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