I Am a Country Made of Changing Places (2016-2017)
Renee Couture I Am a Country Made of Changing Places (2016-2017) laser cut plywood, reclaimed plywood, flocking, enamel, hardware
I am not my great grandfather's forest (front view)
2016
laser cut plywood, reclaimed plywood, flocking, enamel, hardware
5'6" wide x 4' deep x 6'6" tall

Renee Couture I Am a Country Made of Changing Places (2016-2017)
I am not my great grandfather's forest (three-quarter view)

Renee Couture I Am a Country Made of Changing Places (2016-2017)
I am not my great grandfather's forest (back view)

Renee Couture I Am a Country Made of Changing Places (2016-2017)
I am not my great grandfather's forest (detail)

Renee Couture I Am a Country Made of Changing Places (2016-2017)
I am not my great grandfather's forest (detail)

Renee Couture I Am a Country Made of Changing Places (2016-2017) laser plywood, reclaimed plywood, flocking, enamel, gold leaf, locally sourced dried flowers, flagging tape, hardware
I am not my great grandmother's homestead
2016
laser plywood, reclaimed plywood, flocking, enamel, gold leaf, locally sourced dried flowers, flagging tape, hardware
8'6" wide x 4' deep x 6'6" tall

Renee Couture I Am a Country Made of Changing Places (2016-2017)
I am not my great grandmother's homestead (detail)

Renee Couture I Am a Country Made of Changing Places (2016-2017)
I am not my great grandmother's homestead (detail)

Renee Couture I Am a Country Made of Changing Places (2016-2017)
I am not my great grandmother's homestead (detail)

Renee Couture I Am a Country Made of Changing Places (2016-2017) archival pigment print on paper
I am not my grandmother's flower garden (part 1)
2017
archival pigment print on paper
24" x 20"

Renee Couture I Am a Country Made of Changing Places (2016-2017) gold leaf on paper
I am not my grandmother's flower garden (part 2)
2017
gold leaf on paper
24" x 20"

Renee Couture I Am a Country Made of Changing Places (2016-2017) plywood, stain, flocking, gold leaf, paper, lights, plastic fence, dried wildflowers
I am not my father's wilderness area
2017
plywood, stain, flocking, gold leaf, paper, lights, plastic fence, dried wildflowers
5'5" wide x 2'8" deep x 5'8" tall

Renee Couture I Am a Country Made of Changing Places (2016-2017)
I am not my father's wilderness area (detail)

Renee Couture I Am a Country Made of Changing Places (2016-2017)
I am not my father's wilderness area (detail)

Renee Couture I Am a Country Made of Changing Places (2016-2017)
I am not my father's wilderness area (detail)

Renee Couture I Am a Country Made of Changing Places (2016-2017) archival pigment print and gold leaf on paper
I am not my mother's suburbia
2017
archival pigment print and gold leaf on paper
20" x 24"

Renee Couture I Am a Country Made of Changing Places (2016-2017)
I am not my mother's suburbia (detail)

Renee Couture I Am a Country Made of Changing Places (2016-2017) artist designed wallpaper, and gold leaf on paper
I am my own place
2017
artist designed wallpaper, and gold leaf on paper
wall dimensions: 8' x 8'; image dimensions: 16" x 16" each

Renee Couture I Am a Country Made of Changing Places (2016-2017)
I am my own place (detail)

Dots and dashes, which are used to communicate various road types on maps, led to thoughts of morse code as a form of communication. The four images collectively create a series of boundary lines that simultaneously make the following statement by Gary Snyder: "Our place is part of who we are. Yet even a place has a kind of fluidity. It passes through space and time. Each place is its own place".

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