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24 – George Lorio – Mother

ART INFO

Mother

Artist

George Lorio
(Rockville, MD)

Medium

Found Twigs and Bark on Constructed Armature

Size

9” x 11.5” x 11”

Description

Artist Statement:

Nature’s provision of trees is the source for oxygen, air pollution mitigation, carbon capture, limitation of soil erosion and city cooling via the arboreal canopy. Contemporary urban development favors the impervious surfaces of parking lots and concrete construction preventing seeding and promoting tree removal.

Constructing a sculpture alluding to a living tree with these vestigial pieces, relics, is a form of incantation. Will it reinvigorate the arboreal canopy?

Artwork:

‘Mother’ contemplates ecological destruction yet a view of renewal.