This series of artwork is inspired by the beauty of Madrone trees and also by their fragility. Fabric, which is fundamental to my work, provides a metaphor. The textile-like bark of the Madrone peels away from the tree, littering the ground with papery sheets like the scrolls of a vanquished civilization. Fabric is strong, its threads interwoven to create the cloth that swaddles us from birth to death, much like the roots of the Madrones bind the rocky soil together. And yet, cut just one thread and a weak point is created in the whole cloth much like the way the Madrones respond to environmental stresses.


This body of work was created for my solo show, Madrone, at Foster/White Gallery in March 2013.

View the on-line catalog by clicking on the link below.

Cameron Anne Mason, Madrone Catalog (pdf).

The full statement appears on the blog here.