"Genuflectus" refers to the bent knee, which was a key detail in the development of classical sculpture. This formal device is known as “contrapposto” where the engaged leg that carries the weight of the body, is put in contrast with the unweighted leg, known as the free leg, characterized by a bent knee. This piece references the knee through a precarious balance of two bookmatched 200-pound pieces of hickory, serving as a metaphor for the current tipping point of the biophysical world, “the critical point in an evolving situation that leads to a new and irreversible development”.

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