Artist Jeffrey Blondes began his symbiotic relationship with le Bois de Mametz, the site of an infamous World War I battle, somewhat serendipitously upon the centennial of the conflict, adjourning a history-peppered conversation with a close friend and adjoining another on a personal journey.
Tayloe Piggott Gallery is pleased to present Le Bois de Mametz, an exhibition of drawings, a print, and film by artist, Jeffrey Blondes. Blondes began this project in 2016, with a time-based HD 24 hour film and edition print of still images of a tree he discovered in a woods on the site of a famous WWI battle.
For this exhibition, Blondes created twelve drawings working from the film. The series documents the camera’s movement up the tree trunk at dawn through the branches and canopy of summer; then in reverse (upside down) in winter when the tree and its leafless branches evoke the human body, its nervous system and arteries.