Using branches brings the art of the natural world into the gallery and my work, without referencing a single element of it. Covering those elements and referencing the natural world itself? Removing associations? And yet we still know what it is.
Painting these things in a uniform grey removes the primary qualities of them as objects.
NOTE - As defined by philosopher John Locke the primary qualities of an object are its inherent qualities, and the secondary qualities are our subjective experience of it.