Chinese ink, pastel iridecent,acrylic on paper stretched on wood.
Description: By chopping down entire strips of precious, primary timber forests, we answer to needs of intensive culture and consumption. Yet there is a fundamental rift of temporal scale between the life of a forest and that of a human. Our technological power amplifies this discord. White trunks on black background.In order to embrace this precious essence, I have used an iridescent pastel that plays with the lighting like a jewel punctuated by fine white lines and pearly droplets. The background is worked, with Chinese ink, in somber vertical wrinkles. To the eye, the height of the trees is infinite, suggesting the forests generosity. The square framing exposes, back to back, human technology on one hand and nature on the other. Medium: Chinese ink, pastel and acrylicYear Created: 2009