.A decaying tree stump. It's difficult to tell precisely how old this tree was. The rings are broken with worm holes and other forms of decay. A testament of how Life purposefully and meaningfully continues even when the object of the life is gone.
The meticulous and macabre sculptures of Kate MacDowell. "These pieces are in part responses to environmental stressors including climate change, toxic pollution, and gm crops. They also borrow from myth, art history, figures of speech and other cultural touchstones. In some pieces aspects of the human figure stand-in for ourselves and act out sometimes harrowing, sometimes humorous transformations which illustrate our current relationship with the natural world. ..."