“Dendrology” Noyes Museum
I’m currently working on a piece for an exhibition in September, titled “Dendrology”, which addresses the nature of trees in the broader context of the natural world and in the realm of human society. Themes of deforestation, growth, interdependence, and sustainability are presented in a variety of media.
Dendrology; from ancient Greek “dendron” meaning tree, and “logia” the study or science of. Based on information from Wikipedia and other sources, I have learned that over 6.5 million trees were cut down to make 16 billion paper cups used by US consumers in 2006, using 4 billion US gallons (15,000,000 m3) of water and resulting in 253 million pounds of waste.
I’m making three tree stumps of paper coffee cups, (approximately 2,500 cups), toilet tissue rolls, paper towel rolls, and wire hangers.
The numbers o the trees refer to
• 6.5 million trees were cut down to make
• 16 billion paper cups used by US consumers in 2006,
• using 4 billion US gallons (15,000,000 m3) of water
• resulting in 253 million pounds of waste.
Opening Reception: October 5, 2012
Noyes Museum in Oceanville, NJ.
5:00 – 8:00 PM