She Paints Stunning Landscapes On Logs… And It’s So Good You’ll Feel Dizzy.
Alison Moritsugu has given us a rare glimpse into the beautiful and lush landscapes of North America during the arrival of the first European settlers. The artist has given wood logs a new function by being the canvas and subject of her paintings.
“I like the juxtaposition and tension created by having an image of nature on a section or sample of real nature,” she says.
Moritsugu points out that as a society we have a false sense of the environment around us. We assume, “the wilderness will always exist.” Moritsugu will exhibit the series inconsequence / in consequence from November 12 to December 12, 2015, at the Little John Contemporary in New York.
Moritsugu uses the logs and trunks from trees that have naturally fallen from a storm.
She also salvages some of the trunks cut down for mulch.
The New York-based artist has also used threatened species for her work.
It can take five to 10 years for the wood to dry completely.
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