Cutting [Clippings]. Trees and paper. Nature. Culture. Time. Value. Hinoki. Composite, synthetic panels uphold signs of value and materiality. Distant Andre. Floor sculpture which resides low to the ground. Fallen limb. Rising prices. Singularity/Multiplicity. Surface decay. Splintering. Fragmentation.
Nothing carves wood better than time, the great equalizer of nature. Nothing creates more confusion than culture constructing value. Perhaps Charles Ray’s “Hinoki” makes this most poignant by replicating the process of nature at such a high level of precision; Ray hired master craftsmen.
Carving/cutting as criticism literally and as sculpture essentially (historically). With the additive process of constructed, assembled sculptural tendencies, space itself becomes carved. As such, a work like this hovers uncertainly between a contained sculptural object and one that seems (seams?) with its space. Hovering awkwardly out of time, its impermanence is clear and its statement perhaps too much so.