Reflective laser-cut plexiglas is mounted on wood. A single embellishment of white varnished bark hangs in the center.

Gail Larroca, City Zen (2021). Wood, plexiglas, bark. 16 x 16 in.

From the perspective of the urban dweller, nature is a particular thing. As we stand by, it is ever plowed over, parceled and curated. For us, it is buildings that grow, not trees- and whatever nature survives is preserved as a deliberate decorative touch. This endless cycle intrigues me and my work involves the contrast between the fluidity of organic form and the rigid geometrics of structure.