On the wall hang casts of two tree branches from the Wall Forest series that began as Wiseman’s RISD degree project. “If you limit the color palette and the material, you can really focus on different textures, which are so beautiful and varied in tree trunks,” says Wiseman of the project, which has grown to include more than 30 species ranging from sassafrass to hickory to yellow birch. Wiseman is constantly scavenging for fallen trees; he even carries a saw in his car on the off chance he might discover a new species along the side of the road.
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On the wall hang casts of two tree branches from the Wall Forest series that began as Wiseman’s RISD degree project. “If you limit the color palette and the material, you can really focus on different textures, which are so beautiful and varied in tree trunks,” says Wiseman of the project, which has grown to include more than 30 species ranging from sassafrass to hickory to yellow birch. Wiseman is constantly scavenging for fallen trees; he even carries a saw in his car on the off chance he might discover a new species along the side of the road.