Alison Moritsugu is an artist that captures the essence of Mother Nature in her log paintings. These environmental pieces utilize trees as both the canvas and the subject. The fragmented nature of the trees allow the designer to paint directly onto the rustic wood. Once her realistic work is complete, what results is a painting that explores the history of American landscapes.
Moritsugu allows viewers to see what America was like when settlers first arrived and additionally depicts the destructive effects of industrialization. This sense of strained duality is one of the main inspirations behind the artist’s work.
“I like the juxtaposition and tension created by having an image of nature on a section or sample of real nature,” she explains.
It’s this contrast that makes Alison’s work unique, causing viewers to reflect on how man has influenced nature and vice versa.
Moritsugu gathers her natural canvases from trees that have naturally fallen or from people who have cut them down and plan to chip them. She occasionally uses threatened tree species to really hit home the thought-provoking environmental message.
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