Strange Loop Tondos
Branching Hatchet 2015
oil 8x8 The hatchet is a tool for cleaving or bifurcation, (dividing into two). The hatchet suggests the object which it cleaves, (wood). Wood can also be considered in its own right to be an object which cleaves or bifurcates in an entirely different sense, through the way it branches. This work explores the blending of closely related categories of bifurcation. The hatchet also suggests the idea of "real work" rather than fluffy art-making.