A particularly jittery man of the trees is sitting in the Woods
on an overturned log. He is pissed off, basically.
A little while ago he was sitting on a different log (in the same woods) and he was being
generally jittery and pondering about something or another (that he now can’t remember)
and as he was pondering he had absentmindedly made a model out of twigs. He took time
out of his Pondering to hold the
twigform up to the sunlight to admire his handywork. It looked a bit like a house or
something, he thought. He isn’t a particularly handy woodsman but it wasn’t bad!
Anyway, somewhere along the way he had misplaced his piece of twig craft, bummer! He
is in the woods and the trouble with the woods is that it is
Virtually full of twigs, and
so finding a twig sculpture in that mess is not easy. But he just couldn’t shake the feeling it
held some significance.
As his eyes became weary with the strain of staring at the forest detritus he began to feel
Woozy and so had a lean against a tree. As he was
staring at a leaf trying to uncross his eyes he noticed something
Courious made out of twigs. By this time it was
sunset and the last of the days sun rays were peering through cracks in the trees. He held
the twig form up to the fading sun. As he twirled it in his fingers his weary eyes began to
spot resemblances to various things, a dog, a nose, a can of beer. At one point, as he
twizzled it in his thumb and forefinger, he saw what appeared to be a moon rising above a
tree. He then realised that he has gone cross eyed again and was in fact looking at a real
tree in the distance beyond his twigform.
‘I need to go home’ he thought. As he took his first step forward he noticed something
lodged in his big toe. At further inspection he realised that it was his original twig house,
and it was absolutely Smashed
to bits now thanks to him stepping on it.
Made in collaboration with Circuit Breaker.
Alex Rathbone (b. 1987, Middlesex) Lives and works in Glasgow. Graduated from Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2009 and is currently completing his MFA at Glasgow School of Art. He works in a mixed media style to create works that deal with a range of topics.
Circuit Breaker are an industrial band, consisting of London based brothers Peter and Edward Simpson.