Michelle Lougee

Environmental Art • Sculpture • Ceramics • Illustration • Education

The Sentries

This piece depicts three tree stumps standing guard in the Forest. Each is garbed in armor and matching helmet made of a different natural fiber: white stone chips, bark chips, and feathers. They carry no weapons.

The Sentries serves as a reminder that the natural environment is hardy yet hardly impervious to human attack. Ultimately, it is unable to defend itself against human aggression.


  • The Sentries was an installation for Common Ground, A Dialogue Between Art and Nature, Acton Arboretum, Acton, MA, sponsored by the Acton/Boxborough Cultural Council, August - November, 1997.