This conceptual art piece began thirteen years ago.
I swept a sloping piece of the Canadian shield of any debris and arranged random cut-off pieces of white pine lumber in a perfect circle. I called it “Newborn Circle on a Slippery Slope.” I expected that over time, wind, snow, animals and humans would distort the circle. To my surprise, after thirteen years (65 wood-years) the circular shape has remained relatively intact. The more powerful force has been aging as rot, grass, pine needles, sticks, soil, moss and lichen have discoloured and disfigured the surface and erased the sharp edges of youth.
Material: White Pine
Dimensions: 8-feet in diameter