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This is not a tree (branch)

Lewis Robinson

This is not a tree (branch)

Lewis Robinson

Reference

SAS139_013

Year

2017

Dimensions (cm)

Height: 220
Length: 7
Depth: 9

Materials

cast polyester resin, sawdust, spray paint.

Suitable Locations for the Work

  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • Floor-based
  • Wall-mounted

Background, history, commissioner of the work

Another piece of studio-based work that explored the notion that 'nothing is destroyed only transformed'. In this instance a natural form is used instead of a domestic object.

Thematic/contextual information

This work plays with our perception of what is ‘real‘, more specifically what is ‘natural’. The piece at first glance, appears to be a known, familiar form but is in fact a subtle, understated reconstruction. A “copy without an original” (Baudrillard). Firstly, it is made up of many segments. This reconstructed branch bears no resemblance to the original which was twisted and contorted. Cut up into sections it was reconstructed into a vertically orientated form which was then cast into resin.

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