Tree Clouds
Bruce Conkle

Bruce Conkle - Tree Clouds
Critical Laputa 2012

Tree Clouds consists of sculptures and mixed media drawings by Bruce Conkle with his own peculiar brand of dark humor. Several of the sculptures are bronze incense burners, and "Tree Clouds" refers to the smoke produced when aromatic resin from trees is burned- the scented clouds are literally puffs of smoke that had their origins from within the trees. Periodically during the exhibition aromatic resins collected from trees native to the Pacific Northwest were burned as incense, including Sitka Spruce, Douglas-fir, Ponderosa Pine and Shore Pine.

Tree Clouds is made possible in part through a Project Grant from

Artwork © Bruce Conkle
Photos © Marne Lucas