Untitled (A Nation Built from Wood)

Early America is an ongoing series of sculptures which takes as its point of departure the artifacts and material culture of late 18th century America. This is a time period that we as a nation romanticize and fixate on, for obvious reasons, but this time period gets particular emphasis in Philadelphia, where I live. As a transplant to Philadelphia, Early America is my ongoing attempt to play with the products of our romanticized past, producing a series of sculptures that live somewhere between art object, museum replica, and the furnishings for a yet-to-be realized living history site.

This work: Untitled (A Nation Built from Wood). Cast urethane, ipe, mahogany, pine, plywood and aluminum extrusion. 2015. 53" x 36" x 23."