Troy Moth is an artist from Tahsis, British Columbia. Generations of Moth’s family logged Vancouver Island’s coastal forests. Working primarily with salvaged wood that has been discarded in logging cut blocks, his work attempts to confront his family history and transform his relationship to nature and wood.
Moth reveals the sculpture of nature and asks us what we value and what we discard, what we commodify and covet. His evocative sculptures acknowledge the truth of shape and challenge our perceptions. A cut block, already containing unrefined forms used by Giacometti or Noguichi, is full of art. His work asks, how do we judge what is worthy or worthless?
Giacometti’s Walking Figure, 2018, Hemlock and India Ink, 21x9x39in
Standing Figure #03, 2018, Hemlock and India Ink, 11x7x35in
Standing Figure #02, 2018, Hemlock and India Ink, 12x2x19in
Standing Figure #06, 2018, Douglas Fir and India Ink, 46x55x39in
Standing Figure #07, 2018, Hemlock and India Ink, 18x15x57in
Standing Figure #04, 2018, Maple and India Ink, 16x50x47in