Artist: Barbara Jo Borch
Size: 93"h x 29'5" w x 39"d
Medium: Tree stakes, Branches, Fence, Wire, Bolts
My work is about the connections and contrasts between nature and man. It is about organic and geometric, natural and manipulated, black and white. I create organic forms that are made from man-altered wood. I play with the ideas of natural versus rational, spontaneous versus intellectual. My processes echo this contradiction as I begin with a concept and work in a manner that allows it to take its own unplanned course: a predetermined idea that takes its own form as I work. I don’t know the ultimate conclusion for this form. It unfolds and surprises me and the inherent risks reward me with something unexpected.