found nature

Found Nature Series

Walking through the woods, I see things that interest me like the bark of a fallen birch tree. Just a shell filled with holes from bugs and its own rotting branches on the verge of being absorbed back into the soil. I take these bits of nature and build them into my pieces. The pieces and parts that make up the landscape now become landscapes or still life paintings. These little objects are now formalized and ordered, lined up and gridded off the way nature should be. Not haphazard and random but controlled and
made aesthetically pleasing. If you arrange things in a certain way they almost look natural again but without all the chaos. I’ve noticed that nature is broken all around us.

These fractured rocks need to be repaired!