REVERSED DESTRUCTION

This work utilizes debris collected after Hurricane Sandy hit Langsam’s hometown in Northern New Jersey in the fall of 2012. The central point of the sculpture comes from a cherry tree that was uprooted during the storm in the front yard of the house she grew up in. 

 

“I was happy to have the opportunity to put a positive spin on something that affected so many people negatively so close to home. This project shows that there is beauty to be found even amongst the worst destruction.” 

 

Utilizing a root structure for the core of this project allows viewers the opportunity to see and interact with parts of trees that are traditionally hidden from view. The use of a variety of tree types can be seen it the different colored branches that have been shaved of their bark, and are intertwined with the roots. 

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2020 SARAH LANGSAM