Made in Halifax as part of a series of work that responded to the devastation caused by Hurricane Juan in Point Pleasant Park (2003), Devastated consists of ten tree cross-sections made of porcelain that spell out the word “devastated.” Some are  rather cryptic, but if you look closely, you’ll see that branch motifs in each cross-section depict one letter of the word. The photo of me standing next to the piece provides a sense of scale. This piece foreshadowed and led to my much larger tribute to Point Pleasant Park, an installation called Devastatus Rememorari (2008).

Photography by Michael Zajac.