Speaking to Wilderness: Topographical Fragments


Wood, plaster, indigo dye, acrylic medium
Variably 16” to 18” high x 11” to 14” wide x 6” to 10” deep

These sculptures are made from fragments of specific Appalachian topographical curves, traced and transcribed from maps. The process of making these involves woodworking, plaster and paper pulp, and multiple dips into indigo vats. The objects recall earth, water, and sky and can be considered touchstones between humans and wilderness.


Fragment #1

Fragment #2

Fragment #3

Fragment #4