Penumbra | 2000, Bronze | 60”H x 60”W x 24”D
The Arcadia Project

Penumbra was conceived as a reflection on the shadowy perceptions we normally have of roots as analogues of branches, the more visible extremities of trees. The wall it is mounted on cuts into the trunk at the precise location where the surface of the earth once bisected it. Although made from the cast roots of a dead tree, Penumbra is not a faithful representation of material fact, but was created to have a plan of its own. The difference is subtle, but the result is nevertheless a form that only resembles nature. Penumbra makes analogies to the commonly visible world on the one hand and the ordinarily unseen and more perfectly imagined state on the other. (Glen Brown, Beverly Penn, Shadows of the Absolute)