In the imagination, undergrowth is perceived as a hostile environment. Dark and dense, they constitute for certain animals - like wild boars and wolves - an ideal habitat. For Eva Jospin (a graduate of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris) the undergrowth of the woods also reveals childhood fears. The Forest, an installation from the eponymous series, is a dive into the heart of the unconscious. High of more than 2,50 m, the four panels of cardboard and wood join together to create a fragile forest landscape. The Forest is comparable to a work of "goldsmithing".
The trunks, branches and twigs are chiseled out of a frustrating material, corrugated cardboard. This material, evoking the themes of recycling and deforestation, inscribes Eva Jospin's work in the ecological discourse. Despite its apparent simplicity, the installation is symbolic of human nature and its relationship to its environment.