A little history of the INTO THE FOREST Installation.
In late August 2015, Laura Tabakman and Emily Squires Levine found themselves together at an artists’ retreat in Colorado. High in the Rocky Mountains, they were surrounded by groves of aspen trees. August in the mountains presents as early fall. Crisp mornings, gusty winds, sudden thunderstorms. The leaves on the aspens, not yet turned yellow but definitely on their way, respond to the wind: Due to their unique stem structure, with just the slightest breeze, the leaves “quake”, producing the sound and shadows of fluttering butterfly wings. The bark, typically smooth and silver-gray, develops rough spots which turn an organic black.