is a fictional American Tale that when our first U.S. president, George
Washington, was a young boy, he chopped down a cherry tree, an act considered
destructive and disrespectful. But Washington told his father the truth,
indicating his early capacity for moral judgment and bravery.
LOG looks at the dismembered system of dominance that America
established with its own raw capital. It examines the fuel and prosperity
of American wilderness stored within severed segments of chopped trees
anticipating potential ruptures to its own constitution.
There is an ambivalence with being an American. There is a sense of belonging
to a country so bountiful, so wildly true and saturated with promise and
hope. Yet there is also insurmountable consumption and a reliance on fuel
outside of our own means. As our structure breaks and folds, we must ask
what America is really built on, what holds it up, and what really is
the distinction between our founding father and our foundations.