Ingrid Lahti - Forest

sculpture/installation series (2007–12), dimensions variable

Forest plays off recent discoveries in cognitive neuroscience. These wall-based installations joyously bring viewers’ attention to the way perception is embodied, rather than restricted to vision and the intellect.

We humans see and feel through physical bodies that evolved in the natural world over millennia. Natural metaphors such as that of Forest operate to elicit a fuller perceptual response from visitors. Wire, metal bits, detritus, push pins, beads, reflections, and shadows float from a loose, three dimensional gird to elicit the full-bodied feeling of walking through a sun-dappled forest.

> Forest II (2012)

> Forest (2012)

> Forest (2007) + video