Elegy for a Forest (2023)
Inspired by a grove of dead trees, Elegy for a Forest explores the possible spirit manifestation of a forest upon its sudden demise and subsequent disappearance. Constructed in pine needles, the trees are embedded with circular patterns, resembling bird nests and might also evoke portals to invisible worlds.
The installation was part of “Beatrix and Grace in the Underland” at the Museum of Northern History in Kirkland Lake. Curator Virginia Eichhorn explored the question “what if fairy tales were real?” by incorporating the works of three other Canadian artists (Michele Karch-Ackerman, Tina Poplawski, and Tim Whiten) within various spaces of the Sir Harry Oakes Chateau.