Corset device that forms the wood and bark of tree in a shape “familiar and of use” (part of a furniture).
The object refers to our connection to materials. The fact that our knowledge of how things that we own are being made is lost. Natural materials are seen as raw supplies, as tools, we've lost actual sight of them as plant blindness indicates.
Tree corset is a speculative - final stage - apparatus for when we will only start seeing trees as a reference to something else. When we will only identify them as materials which build the physical world and not as organic-alive- entities.
*Plant blindness is defined as “the inability to see or notice the plants in one’s own environment, leading to the inability to recognize the importance of plants in the biosphere and in human affairs.”
Wandersee and Schussler, 1998.
bronze and iron metal parts