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Tree Lace - New Mexico Commission for the Blind (Albuquerque, NM)

Tree Lace
2010
Laser cut steel
Dimensions Variable
New Mexico Commission for the Blind, Albuquerque, NM

During the winter in Providence, I began photographing the tree branches as they appeared against the backdrop of the winter sky. The intersecting lines and shapes attracted me. I wanted to translate this imagery of the trees into a 3 dimensional artwork that “cast shadows” the same way the tree branches cast shadows on the sidewalk. Starting with the photographs of the tree branches, I began playing with the images. I manipulated the images on the computer exploring the shapes and simplifying them to create this “lace” shape.