Manistee National Forest Installation

Michael Crouse's avatar Michael Crouse

The "Manistee National Forest" installation is part of the "Metamorphosis of a Tree" series of related work completed over the past three years. The installation includes both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works that hang on the wall. The work is a response to the clearcutting of the forest currently being done around my family's cabin in the Manistee National Forest. Large areas of the forest are clearcut leaving these areas mostly barren. The three-dimensional tree forms in the installation are made from tree branches and products made from paper products derived from wood. The two-dimensional pieces use OSB construction board as the base. Other media used in both the two-dimensional and three-dimensional work include paper, acrylic medium, acrylic paint, covered pencil, and India ink. The intention of the installation is to draw attention to the negative effects that our consumer, throw away culture is having on our national forests.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: 24 inches
  • Medium: Cardboard tubes, tree branches, OSB board,paper, acrylic medium, acrylic paint, colored pencil and India ink.
  • Width: 32 feet
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 7 feet