Gallery: Phoebe Washburn’s Mind-Boggling Installations are Made From Sc...

A busy little beaver was hard at work to build this mind-boggling installation made from recycled wood scraps. Phoebe Washburn, an American installation artist, works primarily in wood and cardboard scraps to build what she calls "spontaneous architecture." Her work explores generative systems based on absurd patterns of production created by banal rules that she sets up when working on an installation. Known for reusing materials from previous installations, Washburn requires a team of assistants to create her complicated site-specific installations that take on a life of their own.

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