Box Set (2007)

Box Set includes a Box, 5 videos, a Book and a set of Digital Prints.

Mediation and digitized wonders have forever changed our relationship with nature. Nature is revered, but raw nature no longer dazzles, unless it is packaged for optimum experience. Emerson’s first book, “Nature” (1836), eloquently delivers passages that peruse our determination to connect with nature: “In the woods, is perpetual youth.” “In the woods we return to reason and faith”; “I am not alone and unacknowledged. They nod to me and I to them”. Emerson also proposed that each generation define nature through their eyes: “Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe?” Jump 200 years and a redefinition is taking place.

Box Set provides a private and purer experience of nature: no cars, no planes overhead or personal craft, no blaring music, lawn mowers or noisy neighbors. Choose your season, ...

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Box Set includes a Box, 5 videos, a Book and a set of Digital Prints.

Mediation and digitized wonders have forever changed our relationship with nature. Nature is revered, but raw nature no longer dazzles, unless it is packaged for optimum experience. Emerson’s first book, “Nature” (1836), eloquently delivers passages that peruse our determination to connect with nature: “In the woods, is perpetual youth.” “In the woods we return to reason and faith”; “I am not alone and unacknowledged. They nod to me and I to them”. Emerson also proposed that each generation define nature through their eyes: “Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe?” Jump 200 years and a redefinition is taking place.

Box Set provides a private and purer experience of nature: no cars, no planes overhead or personal craft, no blaring music, lawn mowers or noisy neighbors. Choose your season, turn on Box Set and you have indoor nature at your own leisure, and no bugs, poison ivy or weather concerns.

The Box: handcrafted hardwood box containing a mini DVD player and sliding drawers, which house 5 DVDs (one for 4-Seasons, and one each for Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter, "4-Seasons" is 14 min long, each season is a 3-4 min loop).

The Book: "Brushed" references fashion and nature photography and the prevailing practice of digitally enhancing images even when their purpose is to document reality. Digitally manipulated prints from "Brushed" complete the installation.

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