The chair is metaphorically halted in the process of becoming. This chair was made from a fallen red oak tree, which grew in Highland Park in Greenfield MA. It blew down in a storm in 2020, and I salvaged it, splitting it on-site in the forest. The chair was built entirely by hand with simple tools in a traditional greenwood process. It is placed here in deliberate material contrast to the highly-processed MDF material from which the pedestal is made. The design of this sculptural chair pays homage to the work of greenwood chairmaker Jennie Alexander. The chair is pictured here with a large-scale drawing by Katrina Bello in the background, and a sculptural work by Howard el-Yasin, in the group exhibition "Becoming Trees," curated by Fritz Horstman, at the Concord Center for the Visual Arts in Concord MA, Spring 2022.
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