portfolio > Mending the Trees.  2016

Wood displays characteristics of both the nature and the nurture of the tree. The grain pattern can signify growth patterns, age, climate, even trauma and resilience. Trees are also commonly used as metaphor and familial relationships are commonly mapped on a simplification of their image. This series is a response to locating my birth relatives, gaining insight into that which is my nature, and that which is my nurture. Neither this nor that, but pieced from both.