Site Specific

The geologic history of place is layered with the sediment of social history of place. When creating public art in these locations I was struck by the residual evidence of social constructs.

Found while charting the rising tide at Cold Spring Harbor: shot gun shells from hunters, historic glass bottle shards from a prior century, bones thrown back by fisherman.

Found missing while shaping Brother Rock, Sister Stone: the homes and shops of less prosperous people clustered on the steep river bank at Newburg--wiped away by the rising tide of urban renewal in the 1970s.

We shape the land. The land shapes us.

 

 

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