Anatomy of a Tree
Maria Elena González is best known for her sculptural installations that are architecturally as well as personally informed. Her re- appropriations of architectural symbols, and blueprints, allude to the political, cultural, and emotional coding of physical space. Her work is included in public and private collections throughout the world, and has been exhibited in major museums and galleries in the United States, Switzerland, and Cuba, where she was born.
Maria Elena González, Skowhegan Birch #1, 2012, Video still, 6:42 minutes, Courtesy of the artist