Renee Couture

It May Take Longer
Renee Couture It May Take Longer wooden chair, paper, walnut ink
Paradox
2012
wooden chair, paper, walnut ink
72" x 72" x 60"

This work shows our lives as political. By simply sitting in a chair, we become a part of a much larger system of practices, one we may or may not like or agree with. Viewers are invited to sit in the chair.

Renee Couture It May Take Longer particle board, Plexiglas, bolts, maple
A Vast New Wilderness of Glass
2012
particle board, Plexiglas, bolts, maple
98" x 48" x 30"

Much of our relationship with nature is now mediated through windows - in our homes, at work, in our cars. Using modern materials and a turn-of-the-century shape, this sculpture explores how our relationship with nature shifts and reshapes over time.

Renee Couture It May Take Longer


Renee Couture It May Take Longer 2 x 4s, wallpaper designed by the artist
Myth of Golden Cities
2013
2 x 4s, wallpaper designed by the artist
variable

Through the use of the 2x4, artist designed wallpaper, and the various connotations of the color, this work explores the invisibility of rural jobs within the forest-products industry, and the resilience of/challenges to nature.

Renee Couture It May Take Longer


Renee Couture It May Take Longer 2 x 4, pillow and pillowcase, glitter, acrylic medium, found porcelain deer
Seemingly Separate Selves
2012
2 x 4, pillow and pillowcase, glitter, acrylic medium, found porcelain deer
28" x 96" x 21"

Using everyday objects as symbols for jobs, home, and nature, this work considers the interdependence between people and nature revealing the direct connection between community health, land health, and capitalism.

Renee Couture It May Take Longer


Renee Couture It May Take Longer 2 x 4, hand-made tree
(This) you bet, but not (that)
2012
2 x 4, hand-made tree
4" x 92" x 16"

This work asks the viewer to rethink "progress" through considering the relationship between capitalism, the environment, and community through juxtaposing raw material to commodity.

Renee Couture It May Take Longer


Renee Couture It May Take Longer wood, archival digital prints, flagging tape, hand-made trees
Util I can hear myself
2012
wood, archival digital prints, flagging tape, hand-made trees
variable dimensions, each block is 2" x 2"

Through the use of child-size "building blocks", this work explores how we learn how our opinions and philosophies surrounding land-use is learned, and may reshape over time.