Middle Fork / John Grade

The work will be exhibited globally for two years and then dismantled, and its raw materials will be decomposed and returned to nature.

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爬上140岁的大铁杉,拓印其的躯干与枝桠,在转化为水平漂浮的中空艺术品。
远古大树的生命以另一种形式呈现。

来自美国西雅图艺术家John Grade:

美国西雅图艺术家John Grade酝酿一整年的雕塑作品Middle Fork在MadArt中亮相。他利用呈现上万个木材小单元创造出一个让人叹为观止的复杂广袤作品。作品的形式来源于西部一颗140岁的大铁杉。John Grade和他的助手爬上这棵大树,用石膏拓印下大树的形体,然后在利用接下来的10个月时间,在MadArt的空间里再现了大树的风貌,以及生命的张力感。数百名志愿者将老雪松木材小块进行打磨拼接,最终完成了这个中空的,水平悬浮的,向四周辐射枝桠的作品。

这件作品将环球展览两年,然后被拆散,其原材料将分解回归至自然。

A year in the making, Seattle-based artist John Grade’s latest sculpture, Middle Fork, is made up of hundreds of thousands of individual wood pieces, creating an intricate and expansive form. The elaborate process of creating this sculpture began in a forest in North Bend, WA, where John and his team of assistants scaled a 140-year old Western Hemlock tree to take plaster casts of its trunk and limbs. Over the following 10 months at MadArt Space, the casts were used as guides in creating the complex structure of the sculpture. Salvaged old-growth cedar was milled into blocks then layered, cut and bonded with the additional help of hundreds of volunteers. Each small block was oriented and shaped by an individual, responding to the cast topography of the tree’s surface. The final result reveals a hollow, light-filled armature that holds the specific contours of the tree at a given moment in time, suspended horizontally at eye level, with limbs radiating outward towards the floor, walls, and ceiling.
 
After the sculpture is exhibited at MadArt, it will travel internationally for two years to art fairs and museums. It will then return to the base of the living tree from which the molds were taken, where it will gradually moss over and disintegrate into the ground.

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