FLOATING FIRES (2010)
Wood, plywood, foam, plastic, paint, branches, dirt, and other natural materials.
45′ × 26′ × 2.3′
(Installation view: Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Fort Myers, FL)
Blane De St. Croix’s Floating Fires exhibit consisted of both sculpture and drawings focusing on the forest fire, and reflecting upon the subliminal landscape imagery of the Florida Everglades and its relationship to encroachment, conservation and restoration. De St. Croix’s work draws from painting and sculpture’s historical use of the landscape as subject, entering it into the contemporary consciousness of the conflicted landscape. As such his works pay homage to land artists such as Robert Smithson and Michael Heizer and the painter Anselm Kiefer.
Ink drawings in support of the project and its research can be viewed in the “paper” section.