Roxy Paine began exploring wood in 2013 as a reciprocal to his internationally acclaimed exploration of metal. Paine's world-renowned 'Dendroid' series had rendered life-sized trees in perfect stainless steel, rendering natural forms in cold, industrial imposters. Considering an inverse to this relationship, Paine began exploring man-made, synthetic, and industrial iconography through the medium of wood, bringing a delicacy, warmth, and variation to the logical machine assemblies.
This piece is an impossible, illogical chimera of parts drawn from numerous separate types of machine systems, assembled to create a seemingly singular whole whose purpose is elusive and perhaps indeterminable. Primarily based on a power washer, the whole machine takes on other elements symbiotically, including most mysteriously an alembic, a traditional distillation tool for premodern chemists.

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