Jesmonite, painted steel, painted wood, glass, plywood
190 x 135 x 4 cm
The work brings together Boyce's signature motif, drawing on Jan and Joel Martel's concrete trees constructed for the Robert Mallet-Stevens's Pavilion of Transport at the Exposition des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris in 1925, with Jesmonite, one of the key materials that recur in the artist's work. Since 2005, elements based on the Martel brother's concrete trees have been an important part of the artist's formal vocabulary.
Several frames of different sizes, some partially filled with glass, lattice metal material, or painted wood, appear nestled together in a constellation that recalls the shapes of the concrete trees but also suggests movement, as if the white frames were creating a vortex leading into the center of the panel's opening.