Mach XXIII Reclaimed pine, white oak, steel 20′ x 35′ x 6′ (variable) 2016
In the mountain forests of the Pacific Northwest, large softwood trees are felled by powerful gusts of wind during storms. Their large cavernous roots and their network of life become visible. Seeing their interconnected root systems many times taller than myself and the long, teetering cantilevered trunks always remind me that my home is in those roots.
I created Mach XXIII in an effort to return home after I had left. The curve of Mach XXIII is created through repetitive stacking, individually cutting, and adhering isosceles triangles together. The exterior is carved and the interior is left raw.