I Am a Country Made of Changing Places (2016-2017)
Renee Couture I Am a Country Made of Changing Places (2016-2017)

Renee Couture I Am a Country Made of Changing Places (2016-2017) plywood, flocking, enamel, hardware
I am not my great grandfather's forest (front views)
2016
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 (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) plywood, flocking, enamel, gold leaf, locally sourced dried flowers, flagging tape, hardware
I am not my great grandmother's homestead
2016
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)
I am not my grandmother's flower garden (part 1)

Renee Couture I Am a Country Made of Changing Places (2016-2017) archival pigment print on paper, gold leaf on paper
I am not my grandmother's flower garden (part 2)
2017
archival pigment print on paper, gold leaf on paper
diptych dimensions: 24" x 40" (each image: 24" x 20")

Renee Couture I Am a Country Made of Changing Places (2016-2017) gold leaf on paper
I am my own place (no. 1 - 4)
2017
gold leaf on paper
four images, 16" x 16" each

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

The dots and dashes 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".

Renee Couture I Am a Country Made of Changing Places (2016-2017) powdered graphite and graphite on paper
I am a boundary line between earth and sky
2016
powdered graphite and graphite on paper
40" x 30"

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