So the art starts with the tree. These are all card wood pieces, branches, trees. Old beams from
buildings like that pieces there, and you have kind of a community with the tree, that happens
between myself and the tree. So you might say that the tree is a metaphor for myself in this art. And
then I take a shizzle and I work with what the tree, it’s like, the tree is speaking to me, It’s saying, it’s
giving me a dialogue about what it would like. So I work with that and I follow a journey. Making a
piece of art is a journey. Its starts at the beginning when there is nothing and its just develops into
something and it becomes transformed. And when you are working with a tree or with an old piece
of wood like that piece of wood, or this was just a plain tree. It has one feeling and then after I work
on it for a while in becomes transformed into something else. In the church there are a lot of pieces
that are battered that have nails in them or they were used. This one looks like a battering ram, and
since I’m working with the stations of cross some of those pieces are were appropriate for that.
There is a piece all over at the end which is from birch wood. It’s the white piece and it’s the skin of
the birch wood, the bark, inside its almost all rotten. So it’s a very light piece and what happens to
birch as it gets older the inside sort of deteriorates but the skin is so strong and very tough that it
adheres. Thats an interesting metaphor, they are all metaphors for people in some way.