Europe’s forests are well protected, efficiently managed and are one of the few forest areas in the world that are growing. On the other hand, large parts of the remainingprimeval forests are being cleared to make way for agriculture. The cultivated land is needed to produce raw materials for Europe.
Three wood mosaic pictures were created in different clearing patterns: the star, the squares and the fishbone pattern. They represent the missing parts from deforestation of the rainforests in Brazil, Cambodia and Bolivia and are made of certified european parquet.

Parkettkosmos at the Kunsthaus Zürich, initiated by the collective Schmauser & Wirt is intended to illustrate a new kind of collaboration between art and economy. Eight artistic positions have approached the medium of parquet from different angles. is intended to provide cultural added value for the employees and the extended environment of the Holzpunkt company.
I not only had the opportunity to realize the forest pattern, but also to write the the blog (from April –
October 21) about the connection between culture and parquet. 17 video interviews were made during this time.
I interviewed Mr. Ott, a sociologist and media analyst who runs a sawmill in Diessenhofen, the artists, such as Myriam Gämperli, who made works from parquet and many others.


Forest Pattern No. 1 Square

Forest Pattern No. 2 Fishbone

Forest Pattern No.3 Star

2021 Kunsthaus Zürich
Since 2021 in a in a private collection

Parquet from Holzpunkt made of certified European wood , aluminium

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