Portfolio > E.O. 9066

Elm, tar paper, nails
48" w x 6" h x 8" d

An invitation by the "Historical Woods of America" to create a piece using woods from historical landmarks was a perfect opportunity to portray the irony of using salvaged wood from a fallen elm tree from Monticello: the estate of Thomas Jefferson, the principle author of the United States Declaration of Independence, and the third President of the United States. The fragmented design of this work, combined with the ironic context in its material source adds a strangely sublime reference to the emotional and physical landscape of this historical event.