A new series of work by artist Pontus Willfors explores the connection between wooden material and its earthly origins

Los Angeles-based Swedish artist Pontus Willfors has just unveiled a new series of work which explores the nature of art and its material. Debuted at the artist's newest exhibition Homeland, the series showcases commonplace domestic objects re-created with intricately cut wood and barbed wire.

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Taking place at Edward Cella Art & Architecture Gallery in Culver City Homeland examines aspects of nature that have become viewed by society as a product, manipulating natural materials into organic shapes such as trees.

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One piece most representative of the collection is titled ‘Chair’ which is lifted from the ground by undulating wooden branches and roots that reach out, appearing to defy gravity.

Willfors says in regards to his work that he seeks to examine “aspects of nature that are viewed by our society as product, nuisance or waste.” By creating recurring motifs in the form of tree branches and root systems sprouting from commonplace furniture, the collection reminds us explicitly of the material's origins.

Sprouting Wooden Furniture

Pontus Willfors

Los Angeles-based Swedish artist Pontus Willfors has just unveiled a new series of work which explores the nature of art and its material. Debuted at the artist's newest exhibition Homeland, the series showcases commonplace domestic objects re-created with intricately cut wood and barbed wire.

Taking place at Edward Cella Art & Architecture Gallery in Culver City Homeland examines aspects of nature that have become viewed by society as a product, manipulating natural materials into organic shapes such as trees.