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Tether - 2012
Materials: Steel chain, couplings, pegs & three maple trees
Dimensions: 2.5 x 15 x 3.25 m

Tether is a site-specific response to the grounds of the Visual Arts Centre of Clarington. The piece uses steel chain to mimic the structural function of roots by connecting the branches of three maple trees to the ground. The piece might be understood as an overzealous attempt to prevent theft, restrain growth or as if the trees run the risk of floating away.

Gil McElroy: "Lyla Rye: Cyclorama" Espace Magazine. Issue 103/104, pp 67-68, 2013

Exhibition History:
2012-2013 Visual Arts Centre of Clarington (Bowmanville)