This box by Gina Siepel is resolute in both form and function. Through simple yet elegant design, she quite literally turns a tree inside-out, and in doing so ponders our relationship with our own environment.
Gina Siepel is an interdisciplinary artist and woodworker based in Greenfield, MA. Her work explores cultural understandings of nature, gender, and American history, through the production of objects, installations, and collaborative experiments in public spaces. Past exhibitions include the DeCordova Museum, the Colby Museum of Art, Vox Populi Gallery, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Marlboro College, Smith College, Flux Factory, and the Center for Art in Wood. Gina has received funding from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Berkshire Taconic Foundation, and the Puffin Foundation, and has been an artist-in-residence at Skowhegan, Mildred’s Lane, Sculpture Space, and Hewnoaks Artist Colony. Gina holds a BFA from the School of Art + Design at SUNY Purchase, an MFA from the Maine College of Art, and studied woodworking at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. Gina currently teaches studio art at Mount Holyoke College, and is a Visiting Artist at the Smith College Macleish Field Station.
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Materials: Foraged black cherry wood and bark, oil finish
Dimensions: 9″ tall x 4.25″ diameter
To view more of Gina Siepel’s work, visit: https://www.ginasiepel.com/