Sculpture/Installation > Mixed Media Installation

heather brammeier artwork installation sculpture tree reclaimed materials
Fragments of the Unreachable (Things that are Lost to Us)
Reclaimed wood, planed pine, ladder, willow tree
Approximately 23' x 8' x 8'
2017

Like many artists, I use my artwork to reach toward the unreachable. Fragments of the Unreachable is an installation with floor panels that can’t be walked on. A ladder supporting a tree suggests a way to climb both, but the surrounding structures deny access. My work evokes the internal struggle of trying to reconcile contradictory states of being. The struggle does not always result in frustration; most people find joy in imagining the climb, in spite of its physical impossibility.