Work > Bedrock and Bluffs. 2013-present

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Sifted ash and charcoal made from indigenous and introduced plant material.

Bedrock and Bluffs, consists of sifted ash and charcoal made from collecting and processing both indigenous and invasive plant material growing along decommissioned railroad right-of-ways. These areas, having been at one time major conduits for transportation reflect a congruent history of human migration and settlement with the proliferation of introduced plant communities and ecological succession.

The sifted material is then configured into a floor based topographic map through a combination of layers and stenciled images that reference the areas from which the original plant material was collected. A composition of carbon the topography presents an aerial representation which exhibits subtle shifts in elevation, waterways, and infrastructure.