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HUMAN NATURE

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:


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HALLOW

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.

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UMI

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.

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HEARTWOOD

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.

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SENTIENT

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.

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BASILICA

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.