"RECEIPT"

an installation at Center for Maine Contemporary Art on the issues of water use.

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Completed installation
Completed installation

Wet clay was spread over a completed underlayer of mixed materials whose individual pieces together created an aerial landscape. Left to day, it visually became a dried lake bed. As the pieces pulled away and fell, the story of the life, history and ecosystems of the plains and all that is being lost was revealed.

Record of Life - layer #1
Record of Life - layer #1

This layer speaks of the ecological, sociological and anthropological history of the plains. Paper, fiber, wire, graphite, ink and natural materials combined in drawings, text, prints and maps.

faucets
faucets

3 large faucet-like structures protruding from the clay-covered wall. These structures represent the "draw down" of the aquifer.

Completed installation
Completed installation

Wet clay was spread over a completed underlayer of mixed materials whose individual pieces together created an aerial landscape. Left to day, it visually became a dried lake bed. As the pieces pulled away and fell, the story of the life, history and ecosystems of the plains and all that is being lost was revealed.

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My contribution for the exhibition "Water" was an installation piece that focused on the overuse and misuse of the Ogallala Aquifer in the semi-arid farming heartland of the United States.