lines under the forest series.

The series LINES UNDER THE FOREST - a result of our Brazilian Artist-in-Residence program - is inspired by the gigantic hieroglyphics of geometric forms found in the Amazonian forest. The hieroglyphics are huge drawings in the ground made of low walls of stone and aremostly very simple forms of square or circular shapes. At least 450 of these enormous figures were discovered in the Seventies in the heart of the Amazonian forest due to the deforestation. Scientific evidencehas shown that these earthwork complex were made bythe Pre-Columbian peoples between 1000 and 3000 years ago by repetitive setting onfire.


We represent thehieroglyphics from Northern Brazil on the table top through the inlay work by using certified woods which come from the Amazonian forest: Roxinha and Muiracatiara. The streets which were built in recent years covering or partly destroying the hieroglyphics are represented by using inserts of Plexiglass.



The table top shows the geoglyph Acrelandia in the state Acre in Northern Brazil.


Used materials: woods coming from plantations certified in Amazonia, African woods and woods from our region of origin: Italy, Germany and Russia + transparent opaline Plexiglass

Dimensions: cm L 180 x D 69 x H 75 (dismountable) | Edition: unique and limited of 12 + 1 a.p.


Concept: Nat Wilms | Design: Nat Wilms & Andrea Zambelli