Thursday, August 23, 2007

Green Room

Mixed media installation

Green Room is a naturally absurd space. Sedimentary layering has moved beyond the traditional landscape to encase only the objects of an office interior. The daily norm has been interrupted to become more natural and strange.

The artificial layering of sediment alludes to the natural deposition of earth over time. The result is an opportunity for a contemporary archeology. Green Room simultaneously reflects nature and architecture. It is a controlled version of something uncontrollable.

The room was broadcast to the internet via webcam. As the show progressed, plant life emerged and clay dried and cracked off, revealing the actual and still functioning objects beneath.

This project was a long time in the making. After years of imagining a piece like this, the perfect opportunity presented itself: I was given the chance to work with artist Liz Worthy in a gallery connected to a ceramic studio.
(photos by Johnna Arnold)

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