Still Drifting

concrete, rebar, wood, Hetera Helix ‘Needlepoint’

10” x 10” x 48”

The driftwood in this piece was found on a Columbus, Ohio sidewalk. In this work, the found object is the catalyst for a curated ecology. The driftwood was pierced with rebar and suspended above a concrete base. The material selection acknowledges that the driftwood is a product of an urban environment. Two hollows exist on the driftwood piece and are planted with a common landscaping plant: Hetera helix ‘Needlepoint.’ The vertical structure provides desirable real estate for the planted vine. The composition of materials speaks to the contrast between permanent and temporary, organic and inorganic, and life and death.
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