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So Long/ The Connection

So Long/ The Connection

2010, carved deadwood, Grand Valley State Ravine Sanctuary, 72'

The Connection refers to both the name of a new building on Grand Valley State University’s campus and the parting words of the French- Canadian explorer and original settler of the Allendale area, Dominique Pietu Henri, on whose homestead the building now stands. Using one of the oldest substrates for inscription, I carved the entirety of the quote into the sapwood of a beech tree that had recently fallen in the nearby ravines, possibly from the increased erosion as a result of the development of campus property. The gesture is at once a fruitful resurrection of folklore and a futile attempt at permanence as the words are eventually lost to decay.

“In my death I leave behind the connection between this old world and the new.”

So Long/ The Connection

So Long/ The Connection

2010, carved deadwood, Grand Valley State Ravine Sanctuary, 72'

So Long/ The Connection

So Long/ The Connection

2010, carved deadwood, Grand Valley State Ravine Sanctuary, 72'

So Long/ The Connection

So Long/ The Connection

2010, carved deadwood, Grand Valley State Ravine Sanctuary, 72'

So Long/ The Connection

So Long/ The Connection

2010, carved deadwood, Grand Valley State Ravine Sanctuary, 72'

So Long/The Connection

So Long/The Connection

2010, carved deadwood, Grand Valley State Ravine Sanctuary, 72'

So Long

So Long

2011, carved deadwood, Grand Valley State Ravine Sanctuary

So Long

So Long

2011, carved deadwood, Grand Valley State Ravine Sanctuary

The Connection

The Connection

2011, handmade artists's book, accordion binding, relief, etching, and digital prints, 18 pages, 6" x 8"

The Connection

The Connection

2011, handmade artists's book, accordion binding, relief, etching, and digital prints, 18 pages, 6" x 8"

The Connection

The Connection

2011, handmade artists's book, accordion binding,etching, and digital prints, 18 pages, 6" x 8"

The Connection

The Connection

2011, handmade artists's book, accordion binding,etching, and digital prints, 18 pages, 6" x 8"

So Long

So Long

2011, handmade artists's book, accordion binding,etching, and digital prints, 18 pages, 6" x 8"

So Long

So Long

2011, handmade artists's book, accordion binding,etching, and digital prints, 18 pages, 6" x 8"

So Long

So Long

2011, handmade artists's book, accordion binding,etching, and digital prints, 18 pages, 6" x 8"

So Long/ The Connection

2010, carved deadwood, Grand Valley State Ravine Sanctuary, 72'

The Connection refers to both the name of a new building on Grand Valley State University’s campus and the parting words of the French- Canadian explorer and original settler of the Allendale area, Dominique Pietu Henri, on whose homestead the building now stands. Using one of the oldest substrates for inscription, I carved the entirety of the quote into the sapwood of a beech tree that had recently fallen in the nearby ravines, possibly from the increased erosion as a result of the development of campus property. The gesture is at once a fruitful resurrection of folklore and a futile attempt at permanence as the words are eventually lost to decay.

“In my death I leave behind the connection between this old world and the new.”

So Long/ The Connection

2010, carved deadwood, Grand Valley State Ravine Sanctuary, 72'

So Long/ The Connection

2010, carved deadwood, Grand Valley State Ravine Sanctuary, 72'

So Long/ The Connection

2010, carved deadwood, Grand Valley State Ravine Sanctuary, 72'

So Long/ The Connection

2010, carved deadwood, Grand Valley State Ravine Sanctuary, 72'

So Long/The Connection

2010, carved deadwood, Grand Valley State Ravine Sanctuary, 72'

So Long

2011, carved deadwood, Grand Valley State Ravine Sanctuary

So Long

2011, carved deadwood, Grand Valley State Ravine Sanctuary

The Connection

2011, handmade artists's book, accordion binding, relief, etching, and digital prints, 18 pages, 6" x 8"

The Connection

2011, handmade artists's book, accordion binding, relief, etching, and digital prints, 18 pages, 6" x 8"

The Connection

2011, handmade artists's book, accordion binding,etching, and digital prints, 18 pages, 6" x 8"

The Connection

2011, handmade artists's book, accordion binding,etching, and digital prints, 18 pages, 6" x 8"

So Long

2011, handmade artists's book, accordion binding,etching, and digital prints, 18 pages, 6" x 8"

So Long

2011, handmade artists's book, accordion binding,etching, and digital prints, 18 pages, 6" x 8"

So Long

2011, handmade artists's book, accordion binding,etching, and digital prints, 18 pages, 6" x 8"

So Long/ The Connection
So Long/ The Connection
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The Connection
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