FLOATING FIRE (2012)
Wood, plywood, foam, plastic, paint, branches, dirt, and other natural materials.
12.5′ × 7.3′ × 1.7′
(Installation view: Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL)
Floating Fire focuses on the forest fire and reflects 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.