"Untitled" by Michelle Peterson-Albandoz
Michelle Peterson-Albandoz works with reclaimed wood. Discarded pieces of porch, flooring and windows with their original patina make their way into her constructions. For her newest "Untitled" piece, a downed oak stump serves as a statement of process. The chunks of wood carefully adhered to the inside of the piece point out the obvious connection of source and product. Much like our pension for fast food, where animals are turned into unrecognizable substances, so is the tree merged down into a distorted commodity for our consumption.