© Megan Scheffer 2022

Absent - Lamenting is a piece that grew without control each time that wood glue was poured over the hanging branches. Branches served as archetypes of individuals who have dealt with a mental illness. Absent - Lamenting focuses on shifts in perspective over time and - through the use of a bonding material - potential and realized transformations.

Absent - Lamenting, 2015, Tiger branches, wood glue, and canvas, Site-specific installation on a 10’ x 10’ gallery wall