Aborizing Sawdust Tree is an interactive kinetic sawdust tree standing 6 to 8ft tall. The tree appears lifeless and limp until the viewer walks on a ramp, causing the tree to stand upright. For one fleeting moment the viewer and piece are complete. The base will be 6 to 10ft long/wide.
Earning a BFA from the University of Windsor and his MFA from the University of Waterloo, Michael Jacob Ambedian's work has been exhibited at the Oakville Galleries, the Elora Art Centre, the Kitchener Waterloo Art Gallery Biennial, the Glenhurst Art Gallery of Brant, the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, CAFKA.01: and then we take Berlin (all in Ontario), and the Detroit Contemporary Art Center (Detroit, MI). As well, he recently completed a public art commission for the City of Kitchener. Strongly grounded in traditional processes, his installations and mechanical sculptures explore the intersections between nature, culture, nostalgia, and material sensibility.