Reception, 2015

Reception, commissioned by the Gardiner Museum, is an animated video projection of an evergreen tree comprised of arms and hands rather than branches and needles. Slowly oscillating between the gestures of offering and receiving, the hands are outstretched in a multi-tiered array, simulating the shape of the Grand Fir. The graceful patterns vary in their subtle movements, delineating the reciprocal nature of offering, inviting, and receiving.