Location: Elliot Avenue at Burnley Commons
When I made this sculpture I was thinking about our connection with nature – and how our existence is dependent upon it. Maybe it would be good for us to always keep that connection in mind. This guy realizes that whatever he does, wherever he goes, he is supported by the natural world, and he has an impact on it. I also think that a guy carrying a giant leaf is an interesting thing to see and I encourage other possible interpretations.
I make these figurative outdoor sculptures out of locust wood – one of the hardest and most naturally weather resistant woods in the world. I use deck screws to fasten pieces of tree trunks and limbs together with milled lumber. This combination reminds me of how we are part nature and part our own invention.
268 Alers Rpad. NW
Willis, VA 24380