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Nature Made Flesh

Tamara Kostianovsky's avatar Tamara Kostianovsky

Presented at the Monroe Community Church, an active, fully functioning worship center and a site for communion and spirituality, the tree stumps in this installation were made using clothing that belonged to my father. After he passed away and during the mourning process, I utilized his clothes to create a type of memorial that would celebrate of his love for life and nature. The use of these garments was intended give him presence in the world beyond the extent of his life. At the Church, these works become ritualistic emblems of mourning and regeneration through spirituality, art and nature. Revealing a profound sense of identity between the body and the earth, the installation presents an apocalyptic forest where severed tree stumps of different forms and sizes divulge an interior palette indicative of the insides of the body. The installation focuses on giving visual form to the final integration of the body to the landscape in the continuous cycle of life.

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  • Art form: Installation
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  • Year created: 2018
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