Artist statement

Nate Gelb

Our inspiration for our project came from the relaxing feeling and memories of being in a happy place. For Nelvia's case, this is being in her cabin in the woods in Ann Arbor, Michigan. We tried to recreate the relaxing aspect of nature, we show this by showing a Forrest with green light peaking through the trees we made. We used nature as the theme of our project. as we thought about the cabin we brainstormed things that a cabin reminded us of and we came up with threes and light. The light is green because nature is represented by green. Green is a healthy tree, grass, apples, and much more. We originally were going to have the light white, which represented calming. Last second we changed it to green and I like it more than the white.

I walked outside looking at the trees and the birds around me. Trees are rustling and hitting each other back and forth. there was a nice breeze outside of the cabin but in the cabin, it was warm and cozy as a teddy bear.  I felt the hearth of the fireplace heating me up. I look outside and see a chickadee chirping a soft song to himself. I feel relaxed and am not thinking about anything except this little bird.