I am fascinated with the ways the natural world interacts with the built environment. As we as humans, try to tame and control nature, nature fights back slowly but surely. One tangible and amazing example of this is when trees in urban settings grow in and around architectural features. Over the years, I have collected pieces of trees with fences embedded in them. A saw mill could never make use of this wood, and even wood chippers cannot handle the embedded metal, so they are assumed to be useless garbage.
I have taken these pieces of wood and milled down in plane with the fence to reveal the way the tree intertwines with and incorporates the fence.