Green Bag

gold-plated aluminum ingot on plastic bag, foam packing, bottle with label and landfill samples, can with drawing, document papers in folders
non-rigid shape, with contents inside bag, approximately 12 x 23 x 12 inches
contents inside variable
edition of 13

The Green Bag documents the installation Landscape. Components include source materials and notations such as: an ingot (a to-scale relief section of the Sierra Madre Mountains) cast in aluminum, plated in 24K gold, fixed to a GLADĀ® “3 ply Stressflex II” trash bag lined with linen commonly used for Western oil painting; a transcript, derived from an interview with the artist, presented with the reproduction of eight selected notes and drawings that reveal particular aspects of the Landscape conceptualization and installation; one bottle of landfill collected by the artist, tagged and identified; a hand-printed 14 foot variation of the working stencil used to create the “Chinese” wall of the installation represents a topographic cross-section of the northern 30th parallel from 60o East to 150o East; and a to-scale photographic “pop-up” of the installation. The Green Bag informs the viewer of the nuances and processes of creating the installation.

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