Contemporary wood-turner Andreas Krätschmer presents an installation of 12 turned, carved and burned sculptural vessels.
Influenced by the growing amount of devastating wildfires in Canada and around the world, ‘Consumed’ explores themes of fragility, resilience, and the human relation to nature.
Our forests play a crucial part in the Earth’s water cycle. Trees hold and store enormous amounts of water, slowly releasing them to the atmosphere through evaporation. Once consumed by the flames, trees lose this capability.
The vessels in ‘Consumed’ are all cracked by the fire, they can’t hold water but they remind us of the life that used to flow through the tree. They remind us of the important role of our forests as climate regulators. And they give us hope because a forest may be fragile but it is always resilient and where there is water, new life will follow and the circle of nature will resume.