Alison Moritsugu Creates Beautiful Fallen Log Paintings That Show How We View And Treat Nature


Alison moritsugu is a contemporary artist from New York, she loves creating these beautiful fallen log landscape paintings that in her mind show us how we look at and treat nature and the enviorment.

Alison likes to create 18th cenntury style paintings that are known in their optimistic style. However if you look straight at the log surface and see the cross sections of the tree it was once part of, you will quickly see  the destruction of nature by humans snd how it’s all a sham. Moritsugu writes in a statment. 

Alison uses this form of media to articulate and critique how we portray the environment in the media. She writes ” today, photoshopped images of  Verdant forests and unpolished beaches invite us to vacation and sightsee, providing a false sense of assurance that the wilderness will always exist. 

By exploring idealized views of nature. My work acknowledges our more complex and precarious relationship with the environment. Obviously Maritsugu painte on naturl fallen logs.

Alison moritsugu captures the beauty and destruction of nature with her fallen log landscape paintings


The unique texture of the fallen logs ans stumps allows her to create these beautiful art pieces

By showing us what America was like when it was first settled and how over the years the industrial revolution destroyed nature

This is the powerful inspiration behind Alison’s work and her important massage

” I like the juxtaposition and tension created by having an image of nature on a section or sample of real nature “


Her work is meant to make the viewer think on how humans effect the world

Alison creates all of her work on tree logs and stamps that have fallen in a natural way

Sometimes Alison uses rare and threatened species of trees to make her work even more powerful

You could have viewed Alison’s work in real life at New York’s littlejohn contemporary from November 12th to December 12th of 2015.


Compilation of her work

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More info: Alison Moritsugu website