Ailerons (Little Wings)
Elm branches and iron wire, 2018
Shakti Sarkin likes to say that she is in collaboration with nature itself. “Ailerons (Little Wings)" celebrates the graceful curves of branches. Finding it sad that beautiful shapes of trimmed trees are lost to the forest floor through decomposition, she commemorates their life and preserves their beauty by wrapping them in wire. Long after the wood has disappeared, the wire will retain its shape.