Black Forest / White Forest is a set of 18 round scratch cards mounted on black lacquered metal legs. 2015-2016. Forest erected on a pine bark floor.
The maps are like abstract landscapes, taking close-up images of the bark of remarkable trees encountered in Berlin for the Dendromacy-Berlin project (2015). Starting from photographs, the scratched texture of the circular shapes out of scale, the contrasts of black and white move away from this source. The sense of reading no longer has any evidence, becomes motive, approaches abstraction. Couldn’t these engraved details be mountainous, marine, crystalline, floral « landscapes »?
This forest, mounted on metal feet, is inspired by models, scientific sculptures showing in particular the internal structure of plants.