the Fallen


Removed from their intended industrial context of forestry, these chainsaws become more than old logging tools long since replaced by newer more powerful machines.  The pastel background colors bely the brute force intrinsic to industrial logging operations, and their presentation could suggest an ornithological study or an insect collection.  This lens playfully encourages the viewer to reconsider the importance of these machines as found artifacts that changed the physical landscape forever.  These chainsaws, and others like them, were the tools that – for better or for worse – quite literally sculpted the physical landscape that surrounds us.