this body of work is entitled "arbortecture". these pieces are derived from large tree parts that have been harvested by cornell university. these examples range in scale from small to large, from handheld to cranelifted. they are intended to challenge ideas about the human/nature relationship through juxtapositions of the geometric and the organic; the intentional and the spontaneous; the light and the dark. they often refer to a specific environmental issue, such as climate change or the decline of nature appreciation, but their primary purpose is to move the viewer though their scale, power, and intricacy.