Objects 2017

This piece consists of a low-grade wood chipper with a speaker mounted inside and a scavenged wooden branch protruding out of the front. When plugged in, the machine plays a recording of the wood chipper's engine idling. The top of the wood chipper is sealed with a plank of cheap plywood, giving the illusion that the machine is full of its own potential bi-product. This nonfunctional piece asks if the vessel shown is destroying the preexisting material of the branch or creating something new through its filtration. I have come to understand this piece as a self portrait.