The International Forest
Objects, variable sizes, 2014-ongoing
A collection of leaves, branches, bark, et cetera, sent to me by mail or brought to me by plane as checked baggage.
When I fly (which I of course try to do as little as I can), I always bring a branch of a local tree home with me. The whole process of checking in, scanning, and flying becomes a performative action, showing the absurdity of flying.
Every airport has its own ways to deal with the branches; sometimes they are wrapped in plastic, sometimes they only get labelled.
Some of the branches are brought to me by friends and family members. You are always free to bring me one!