Tree Ring Mutation No.1 - Pink & Red

Phaan Howng

Phaan Howng is a Baltimore-based multidisciplinary artist focused on exploring the production of landscape through large-scale landscape painting, sculptures, installations, and performance. Guided by philosophical, anthropological, and socio-political thinking, Howng’s immersive environments are a response to the toxic extractive practices of global capitalism that hinder environmentally and socially just landscapes. Her work attempts to deconstruct man’s presumed power over nature by focusing on the geopolitics of displaced plant life and questioning the labor and management that result from processing nature as a product.
  • 2020
  • Original Unique Work
  • This is a painting on panel of the artist’s vision of a mutated tree trunk cross section in the far far future. The tree trunk-like painted details are used as the artist’s language to speak about her fascination with how camouflage functions in nature and how earth would use it to protect itself from future colonizers in a post-human world devastated by ecological destruction.

Acrylic, gouache, spray paint on wood panel, 12 5/8" x 12 5/8" x 7/8" 

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