My current work is focused on the material of wood, it's identity and our relations to nature. Our Western culture is one of commodity. That which is not within this circle of trade and indulgence is trash. I see memory and value in wood and in the origin of the material. With this in mind I render my objects without completely removing their physical identity. A tactile memory, the bark, is left upon the piece giving one a visual connection to the original source it embodies. I am creating a direct physical element for the wearer that is about one’s personal connection to the environment. Through this work, I place value on the valueless.
Griselda Elena Pena's Blog
Posted on February 13, 2012 at 12:45pm