Raw, Milled, Held Close

I am Interested in this transition: tree > lumber > human artifact. This piece was an experiment with composing milled and dead wood across a surface of living wood.  I used paint to merge the two.

Raw, Milled, Held Close, 2016. Freedom Baird. Living ash tree, scrap lumber, acrylic paint. Longwood Lake, Oak ridge, NJ

Raw, Milled, Held Close, 2016. Living ash tree, scrap lumber, acrylic paint. Longwood Lake, Oak ridge, NJ.

Middle close-up of Raw, Milled, Held Close, 2016. Freedom Baird. Living ash tree, scrap lumber, acrylic paint. Longwood Lake, Oak ridge, NJ

Bottom close-up of Raw, Milled, Held Close, 2016. Freedom Baird. Living ash tree, scrap lumber, acrylic paint. Longwood Lake, Oak ridge, NJ