Max Lipsey (USA)

Branch Hooks (2008)
powder coating, cast aluminum

Part of a project exploring ways to bring more nature and life into our often sterile, static home environments, the coat hooks are aluminum branches which pose a semi-violent intrusion of a tree growing in through the wall. The tree bark is a textured, matte surface which ends in a mirror polished flat. These clean and modern hooks also bring to mind a strong organic feeling of growth. I believe that we can tolerate this much ‘organicness’ in our homes.