River is a 150ft meandering bundle of sticks, twigs, and deadfall. A visual reference of the continual decay happening around us in the forest. Using a fundamental law of nature: “the path of least resistance” we gathered the deadfall of the forest into a bundle in a way which was easiest to reveal the canopy floor and allow for pathways to exist while at the same time forming the sculpture itself. River is the cycle of life within nature. A birth death decay birth cycle; As the sculpture begins to decay we will ennoculate with mushroom spores.
Thus, river was formed. A pile sticks with a meaning.
Imagined by Prescott Mccarthy
Created by Prescott, Joseph Blake & Micah Goddard
Curated by Shane Gadbaw & Eagle point Ski Resort.
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I have been inspired to play with sticks in such a Fasion for many years. I find joy in the repetition of items. Either man made, or in nature. Often times, especially in the fall I would try and grasp onto the beauty in the changing season by spending time in nature, gathering stick, leaves, or rocks and form them into shapes. This project was no different.
The title “River” Is also an ode to the nature wizard himself Andy Goldsworthy. And his documentary “Rivers and Tides”