String Study

Shortly after the tornadoes hit Oklahoma in June of this year I started to have dreams about those giant cyclones.   I was in the middle of a huge life change, moving across the country and that uprooting was reflected in the dream imagery that transformation evokes.  I began wrapping branches in string because I wanted to know what it would look like to freeze a tornado that was surrounding a tree.   Or rather what would happen if a tree could hold a tornado rather than be swept away by it?  I wondered if there might be a sense of security in wrapping something that otherwise would be taken away.  

Over time the project evolved as I found comfort in adding the predictability of geometry to the forms.  Then it became land art.  All of the pieces photographed by now have certainly been lost to weather and time but I have plans to continue this theme of work on a larger scale.  Stay tuned for updates.