Josh Johnson Hedge Speak cottonwood, walnut
Place Holder: Altered Beast (detail)
cottonwood, walnut
30" x 55" x 27"

Hedge Speak translates everyday encounters through the preternatural language of folklore and transformation. Materials mined from my surroundings and the wood of tree species growing in the creases of my neighborhood, are synthesized into recognizable subjects plucked from nature and domestic interiors. I carve, join, and construct forms that are repeated again and again, blurring the line between production and ritual.
Hedge Speak