Driving around the streets of Harare you are bound to notice various incarnations of the roadside tree-feller sign. The predominant form of this signage is an empty 5L oil container with something roughly resembling a chainsaw blade sticking through the base. The resemblance to a real chainsaw is excellent and I always admire these handmade sculptures for their effective use of discarded material.
Incorporating this DIY sign into my work, I remade the object out of concrete and steel, giving the sculpture some weight, conceptually and physically.
– Michele Mathison, 2014