Monica Perez Vega

Contemporary Artist | My Life in Trees

Bark, Skin and Stumps

Portfolio of sculptures made from reclaimed acrylic sheets, tubes and offcuts.

Discarded plastics formed through heat become tree bark, skin and stumps. Referencing the burnt-out redwood trees of California that stand as monuments to disruption as well as some of the ancient yews and oaks speckling the UK whose deadwood centres are slowly decaying from fungi. The remaining sapwood of thick outer bark becomes a sculptural site of regeneration and a bearer of hidden life. My abstracted forms are shells, skins and shelters; hollowed relics of ruin and places of protection.