Paradox Basin

Paradox Basin, 2018
Dimensions Variable
Materials: inkjet prints over wood, salt, fabric dye, pea gravel, red pumice, giant silver grass, soil, PVC pipe
Bemis Center for Contemporary Art  
Photo: Artist

In the Autumn of 2018 I was an artist in residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, Nebraska USA. During the residency I explored the merging of digital collage and sculpture. I worked with images taken from an extensive road trip featuring a large swath of land in South Eastern Utah called the Paradox Basin, an area rich in natural resources and sedimentary strata. The installation Paradox Basin uses collaged imagery taken from these extraordinary landscapes. The forms of the sculptures are derived from solution mining, an extraction process which involves brightly coloured pools of evaporating potash brine.