By Cal Waichler

Colby College

From the Artist

Crosscut (2019) is a digital compilation of two polyester plate lithography prints that observe the history and prevalence of logging. I am struck by how even remote landscapes bear the squiggly, erratic scars of logging roads, and how one can walk deep into the woods and find the sawed off stumps of once-giants. The deeper one looks, the more extensive our human impact on US forests seems to be. The patterns of this development take interesting forms. USFS maps of logging roads seem to emulate dendritic patterns. Some of these networks resemble sporadic clods of roots, following resource-rich veins in the landscape.