In this sculptural installation, Lemley uses hemlock and cedar root masses with white neon. He incorporates roots from uprooted trees near his home, and neon to highlight and embellish areas of the wood and also to imagine new areas for growth. Lemley grew up in rural Appalachia and says he developed a keen interest in being part of, and observing, natural systems. He earned his MFA in sculpture from the University of Wisconson - Madison. He recently exhibited his work at UnSmoke in Braddock, PA.