Into The Forest...contd.
....They moved vertically like slow-mo elevators through baked crumbs of grit and grime. Finally standing to attention at 8 feet tall and cloaked in darkness, the moon blue-bathed the reborn treebrids.
Recycled bicycle boxes in hand, I made a giant cardboard woods. It was a scaled up version of a previous installation of Into The Forest...which in hindsight
was a mere maquette for this cluster copse. The cutout cactus trees were painted
chalkboard black, each bearing an inky face - perhaps the sort you might find in a dusty
I was looking at Hew Locke's use of cardboard and the shadow installations of
Christian Boltanski. I cloaked the space in darkness and low lit it for a creepy and
nocturnal feel. Looming shadows were cast, creating an unnerving woodland. A kind of experiential, adult playground, overshadowing the viewer, shrinking them back into the size of a child.