The Trees III / by Nathalie Chikhi

Snapshot the Trees III_Installation in progress at the Maitland Art Center

Snapshot the Trees III_Installation in progress at the Maitland Art Center

Today was installation say at the Maitland Art Center where I will have a work in a group show. The opening will Friday May 29, 2015. I f you happen to be in town come say hello!

I started to write on Medium. Here is the post:
The Trees (or my Trees) are some kind of expandable or organic sculptures that can be small or big depending the space or simply my desire.

This new body of work that I have started early this year, came after some long months of doubts about my works.

“The Trees” are a new departure (or continuation) of my previous works in a way that I have the intention to blend both my attraction for finite shapes with the application of -mixed- colors. The components (or elements) constituting the sculpture are identical and can be juxtaposed indefinitely. The final sculpture can be small or large, flat on the wall or suspended in the air. The space can be filled with multiples sculptures or a single gigantic one. The color is freely and thoughtfully chosen by the artist.

Technically, I have worked with a small company in orlando to create the laser-cut pieces. Each element is hand-painted, by myself, recto-verso using acrylic painting. For the fame, one of this sculpture was exhibited at the Momenta Art NY in April 2015. Another one was donated for the fundraising of the Maitland Art Center, in Maitland FL.