Inspired by changing geological and biological forms and systems in the natural world, John works with his studio team to sculpt immersive large-scale, site-specific installations. Kinetics, impermanence and chance are often central to the work.
This piece is extremely cool looking — and even cooler that it’s from the Middle Fork, a place that’s really important to me and my husband.
The dedication it took to make this piece happen! He and a team cast a plaster mold of the original tree in situ!
I really like the hollow, perforated format, the raw wood form of his pieces. On Coalition it’s like the natural decay of beetle holes, but manmade. On Middle Fork it’s like a weaving, making me think of fish weirs and the local Snoqualmie tribe (even though Snoqualmie Falls is a natural fish passage barrier to the Middle Fork).