MORTON ARBORETUM EXHIBITION
CHICAGO, IL, 2021 - 2023
STEEL, FGRC, FIBREGLASS, WOOD, ROPE, NATURAL FIBRES
The Human Nature exhibit includes 5 sculptures commissioned by The Morton Arboretum:
The pieces of the exhibit (Hallow, Sentient, and Basilica) intend to draw people's attention to the metaphysical relationship between all conscious beings. Hallow speaks to our inner nature.
The archetypal mother earth, who welcomes visitors into her womb, and a reminder of our connection to nature, and our responsibility to create, nurture and care for our environment.
The Heartwood is the dense inner collection of rings which lie in the center of a tree trunk . The spine or central pillar of the tree, mechanically stong, and resistant to decay . It's rings allude to the trees unique history and identity, reminiscent of the fingerprint.
A being sensitive in perception or feeling.
Over exposure to Phones, media, news blasting at us , fragmenting us, dislocating us.
The daily digital dementia leads to a scrambling of our senses.
Connecting with Nature and meditation are essential in finding one's center in the chaos. The awareness that there is no seperation between us and nature.
The word basilica is derived from a Greek term meaning royal house.
Basilicas are traditionally named because of their antiquity, dignity, historical value, architectural and artistic worth
and/or significance as centers of worship. The roots resemble arteries and veins. A nutrient system transferring energy.