May 18, 2011

75 Reasons to Live: Sanjit Sethi on Augustus William Ericson

Sanjit Sethi, artist and co-director of the Center for Art and Public Life at California College of the Arts, gives a seven-and-a-half-part talk on Augustus William Ericson’s Slab of Redwood for a London Dining Table Designed to Seat Forty Guests—Diameter 15 Feet (1893). He narrates the history of this dismembered tree and his response to the photograph documenting it: “It seems like a gory image from some type of B-grade horror film on trees.”

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