Artist Alison Moritsugu Creates Idealized Depictions of Nature Painted Directly on Tree Logs

New York based artist Alison Moritsugu uses art and art history to explore the past and present of America's landscapes. For her upcoming exhibition, "inconsequence / in consequence" at Littlejohn Contemporary in New York, Moritsugu presents a series of landscapes painted on cut wood that otherwise would be turned to mulch, depicting idyllic visions of America during the settlement period the destructive effects of industrialization. Moritsugu explains, "I like the juxtaposition and tension created by having an image of nature on a section or sample of real nature."

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