Johnson R. Hunt
Johnson R. Hunt
Interlochen, MI

Grove or Glade

Artist Statement
This site-specific installation can be installed among any grouping of trees. Using steel cable and adjustable ferrules, the fabric panels will be suspended between trees. Cables will wrap around the tree, no drilling or damage will be done to the trees. Hanging cotton panels will feature conte crayon rubbings that each represent a red pine tree that have been reforested in a Michigan pine plantation. Each panel will be fitted with large grommets that slide along the suspended cables. Viewers will be invited to slide the tree panels throughout the installation. Viewers may cluster the panels into a thicket or evenly spaced them into a plantation. Over time, from the wear of viewers’ hand, and exposure to the elements with degrade the image on the cotton panels.