Risa Horowitz


Trees of Canada | 2007 | acrylic on bfk and canvas, 10.5x14.75"

Trees of Canada

Influenced by my day job at an architecture firm, I was fascinated by the ways trees are rendered and represented - from hand sketches to CAD stamps - particularly within urban design contexts. Trees of Canada is a spin-off of my research into urban forests.


Trees of Canada is the third of my projects that toy with Canadiana. With Blurry Canada I explored the Great Canadian Landscape through photography. The basis for the language focused work melitzah was the Oxford Canadian Dictionary. With Trees of Canada, I represented the indigenous and naturalized trees in Canada as per Canada's 2004 National Forest Inventory, looking again to notions of collection, typification, lexicon and mimesis.


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