Leah Golberstein

Lamentations (2017)
tree roots, handmade paper, pomegranate, salt crystals
18 x 18 x 6 in.

Part I: The Roots
The wound sites: those points where the tree roots were severed from the tree as well as damaged or broken roots located further down–are carefully bandaged in skin-like handmade paper.

Part II: The Pomegranate
A splayed pomegranate, baked in the heat of a scorching sun. Its dried and shriveled seeds commingle with salt crystals, tears from the ocean. Ocean tears that took as long to form as the mother tree took to germinate and bear fruit.