While working in the field with the Land Arts Program of the American West, Bethany Wood collected images and impressions of major land features, such as Spiral Jetty and the Bingham Copper Pit. But she also kept note of the nomadic encampment deployed by the class, and from that created a unique metal-and-paper pop-up “book.” Her works take some of the largest land interventions in the West and transforms them into small intricate sculptures you can hold in your hand.
Bethany Laranda Wood:
All the World in a Book
IMAGE 1: Bethany Laranda Wood, By the Overalls, 2017. Pierced Sterling Silver, Found Bark, Steel Wire. IMAGE 2: Bethany Laranda Wood, By the Overalls: Inked Impression, 2017, Relief Print: Paper, Etching Ink. IMAGE 3: Bethany Laranda Wood, Imitation, 2017, Pierced Sterling Silver, Found Bark, Steel Wire. IMAGE 4: Bethany Laranda Wood, Imitation: Inked Impression, 2017, Relief Print: Paper, Etching Ink. All images courtesy of the artist.