"Freeze", 2022

TerrainDallas

July 10 - August 13, 2022


My unique installation "Freeze" at TerrainDallas is based on the unusual week-long period of freezing temperatures in Dallas, Texas during February 2021. During that February freeze a group of 40-year old Pittosporum bushes in my Dallas back yard died due to a sudden week-long drop to below-freezing temperatures. After waiting patiently for several weeks as temperatures rose, but not observing any signs of life, I decided to cut the bushes back drastically and paint the remaining bare limbs to create my sculptures. Along with other objects from my yard, my installation "Freeze" is a ghostly omen warning of the coming effects of climate change, unless human intervention is taken to avert.


"What Remains ", 2021
Medium: backyard, frozen Pittosporum bushes, paint
Size of each bush: approximately 2´(W) x 2´(H) x 2´´(D)

"Freeze" (installation view), 2022
Medium: front yard, frozen Pittosporum bushes, paint, steel trellises, ceramic objects, clock
Dimensions of installation: variable

"Freeze" (partial installation view), 2022
Medium: front yard, frozen Pittosporum bushes, paint, steel trellises, ceramic objects, clock
Dimensions of installation: variable

"Freeze" (detail), 2021
Medium: front yard, frozen Pittosporum bush, paint, plywood, manila tag
Size of bush: approximately 2´(W) x 2´(H) x 2´´(D)

"Freeze " (detail), 2021
Medium: front yard, steel trellis, clock
Dimensions of installation: variable

"Freeze " (detail), 2021
Medium: front yard, steel trellis, ceramic object
Dimensions of installation: variable

"Freeze " (detail), 2021
Medium: front yard, steel trellis, ceramic object
Dimensions of installation: variable




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