Middle Fork, 2014-2015
Plaster, Wood, Waterproof Glue
“Middle Fork” was a large-scale sculpture based on plaster casts taken from a live 140-year-old hemlock tree growing in North Bend, WA. An intricate structure was built around the casts, made from salvaged old-growth cedar bonded with waterproof glue. The sculpture was displayed at MadArt Space through May 8th, 2015, after which it travelled to art fairs and museums, including the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery. It is currently in the Brotman Forum at the Seattle Art Museum. Its journey will end when it is returned to the foot of the tree from which it was cast, where it will gradually moss over and degrade into the forest floor.