Mixed Media Installation > Fragments of the Unreachable (Things That Are Lost to Us)

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'

Fragments of the Unreachable has a playful attitude. References to treehouses and a ladder at the core of the structure seem to invite viewers to climb the piece. Yet access to the ladder is blocked, and the steep angles of the wooden platforms deny sitting or climbing. I create these contradictions in the work to focus on the difficulty to accept apparently contradictory states of being. In the most recent works, including Fragments of the Unreachable, I am addressing specific relationships and losses.