California Landscape 1
(Collaboration with Chula Vista Parks and Recreation department)
2020
San Diego, California

PVC pipes, Beachballs, Wildfire
Dimensions variable.

In the southern suburbs of San Diego, where the desert, the border patrol and brand new luxury residential areas all meet in an ever reduced new frontier, lies an understated but stark grandness. No longer only valleys but massive parking lots, no longer creeks but wide and soaring express routes. Perpetually in a dream like lull, perpetually haunted by what is has had to take over.

 

Much like the materials and designs that make up this place, suburban parks are as visually pleasant and “logical” as they are inscrutable. The sculpture introduced an element that was in material harmony with the park, but that also didn’t have an explicit purpose. No one approached it. However, as soon as the sculpture was left unmonitored, and in the brief span of 10 mins, The park regulating agency carefully placed it to the side of the dumpsters. After the municipal intervention, the piece was reinstalled in a different configuration. 

All the while, the Valley fire broke only a few miles away, casting a smoke column over the pristine park.