Silver Island Mountain I
|Macrame Cord, Mountain
Site specific installation
|CLUI Residency, Wendover, UT - 2007|
The Wendover works were completed during a Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI) art residency in Wendover, Utah during the summer of 2007. The pieces utilized 300 crocheted cells ranging in size from 12 inches to 36 inches in diameter. Building upon ideas in earlier work, masculinity vs. femininity, the intrusion of man in nature, comfort vs. confinement, this series explores the repercussions of injecting (wo)man-made objects into the Utah environment. When the cells intrude upon the existing environments, they form vibrant viruses. Oozing out of mountains and over buildings and bunkers, blossoming in the stark white Salt Flats, the viruses are beautiful,colorful, intriguing, mysterious, as well as dangerous, intruding upon the natural landscape, covering and smothering native plants and habitats, injecting synthetic material into natural environments. They shift between organic and artificial, decorative and deadly.
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