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Artist: Samuel Alexander Forest
Price: $3,500.00
Medium: Sculpture
Ship From Boston, MA

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Creation Date: 2023
Materials: Graphite and colored pencils on paper, foam board
Dimensions: 37" x 19" x 14"
Condition: New. Exhibition: What's New in Still, Portrait, and Landscape curated by John Yau, Nov 3 - Dec 23, 2023 at LaiSun Keane, Boston, MA
Finish: Unframed
About the Item: Essay by John Yau: Samuel Alexander Forest, who is a sculptor and book maker, uses paper as his primary material. The objects he makes are replicas of things that have been meaningful to him. They include rocks he sat on while hiking, a hair brush, a lunch box with food wrapped inside, and pocketbook, his dad’s suitcase. Making them out of paper, which he paints, Forest creates a world of mysterious, talismanic objects. Working in the vein of trompe l’oeil, he does not try to trick us into we believing we are looking at the real thing. Nor does his memorializing of these objects seem nostalgic. Through his attention to detail, such as the shadows of branches and leaves cast on a rock or the permanent stain in a freshly washed and neatly folded t-shirt, Forest is able to infuse his work with a subtle emotional complexity.