Deconstruction of The Forest Spirit is a visual, aesthetic, and literal exploration of a fictional narrative. Rather than a conceptual metaphor, the work seeks to inspire imagination and storytelling around a dismembered Forest Spirit, and the subsequent birth — or death — of life around it.

Created from concept to installation in just under four days, the exhibition is also a proposal for a larger, more ambitious work. Materials and resources used include 3D modeling software, cardstock, hot glue, fiberglass resin and cloth, plastic and real foliage, spray paint, glitter, and the manual labor of several close friends.

Special thanks go to Jakob Ollén, Kody Cowell, and Savannah Stern, for their countless hours of tedious work and lost sleep. Thanks also to Angus Nguyen, Francis Yu, Sara Schennum, and Brendan Milway, all of whom without this project would not have been possible.

6-15 April 2016
Visual Arts Adam D Kamil Gallery

UC San Diego, Mandeville Center, Lower Courtyard B-118, 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Friday // 12-5PM

Image detail courtesy of Artist Safia Ibrahim.