Decay and Disintegration at Djerassi SMIP Ranch, Woodside

Build a sculpture and you expect it to last. Not so at Djerassi where native redwoods, ancient oaks and wide open spaces are all incorporated into the art. Placement is a key feature of each installation. Most of the sculptures here are created from materials foraged from the forest floor. Mediums like fallen redwood logs, madrone branches and oak limbs eventually make their way into many Djerassi sculptures. Once installed the pieces are, for the most part, left to weather the elements. Wind, rain, sun and forest creatures all take their toll on the art. Change is but another factor that lends interest to the works. Many of these sculptures will eventually decompose and disintegrate into the land. This is nature coming full circle, reminding us of the impermanence of being.

Various artists, “2013 ART///SKY Sculpture Tours”, Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside (San Francisco/Bay Area), through November 10, 2013

David Nash, Djerassi

David Nash, “Three Mounds,” charred redwood, Art///Sky Scupture Tours, Djerassi, Woodside

Mark Reeves, Djerassi

Mark Reeves, “Estaciones de Luz (Station of Light)”, underground room –interactive, Art///Sky Scupture Tours, Djerassi, Woodside

Bruce Johnson, Djerassi

Bruce Johnson, “Torii,” reclaimed wood, Art///Sky Scupture Tours, Djerassi, Woodside

John Roloff, Djerassi

John Roloff, “Vanishing Ship,” fiberglass, aluminum, rubber — interactive terrarium, Art///Sky Scupture Tours, Djerassi, Woodside

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  1. September 3, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    [...] photographs of Djerassi’s sculptures, you can see several others in my recent art review, “Decay and Disintegration” at Droste Effect [...]

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