DISEASE OF THE HEART, DISEASE OF THE FLESH, THE BOASTFUL PRIDE OF LIFE
DISEASE OF THE HEART, DISEASE OF THE FLESH, THE BOASTFUL PRIDE OF LIFE (floor)
red oak, white oak, lumber beam reclaimed during demolition of the original wood-framed Sears Tower, dimensions variable
A hollow trunk of a red oak, made vulnerable by and then killed by the effects of urban pollution; a solid limb from a registered 300-year-old white oak destroyed by a sawyer beetle infestation under the bark brought on by side-effects of global warming; a section of a massive lumber beam from the original wood-framed Sears Tower which enabled catalog lifestyle to grip the greedy hearts of the middle class and which steadied the rush toward globalization-induced global warming; each one of these trees died for your aspirational lifestyle. #blessed.