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Children have always dreamed of a house in the woods. It's the stuff of fairytales and summer ramshackle treehouses. There's something about the complex, unknown, intriguing natural world which seems in direct contradiction with the idea of being HOME: safe, familiar, comfortable. As much as we romanticize about nature, and how soothing it is, we are always on our guard: careful not to poke ourselves on sticks or be stung by insects. Hence those things which make us feel at home taken out of context, seem even more reassuring. The sculpture plays on the tension between the natural and domestic world; between the familiar and the adventurous, between calm and playfulness. But if we were really at home in nature, would we not treat it with more care...?

“Children have always dreamed of a house in the woods. It’s the stuff of fairytales and summer ramshackle treehouses.
There’s something about the complex, unknown, intriguing natural world which seems in direct contradiction with the idea of being HOME: safe, familiar, comfortable.
As much as we romanticize about nature, and how soothing it is, we are always on our guard: careful not to poke ourselves on sticks or be stung by insects. Hence those things which make us feel at home taken out of context, seem even more reassuring.
The sculpture plays on the tension between the natural and domestic world; between the familiar and the adventurous, between calm and playfulness.

But if we were really at home in nature, would we not treat it with more care…?” – Matthew Broussard on “HOME” an installation sculpture conceived for Open Air Trontano – a 4 day art, music and environmental festival held in Trontano, Italy.

Sculpture installation in Trontano, Italy.

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