Two Ends

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TWO ENDS (2011)

Wood, plywood, foam, plastic, paint, branches, dirt, and other natural materials.
Each 8′ × 2.5′ × 5.5′

(Installation view: Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY)

Two Ends is a monumental miniaturized landscape sculpture, depicting the extreme ends of the United States/Mexico border, based on an extensive 2400-mile research trip, site visits, and first-hand photographic documentation. One border end concludes in a Texas salt-water estuary, emptying into the Gulf of Mexico. The other ends with the fence line descending straight into the Pacific Ocean from Tijuana. One end presents an open border void of people, the other a heavily guarded border. In Two Ends Blane De St. Croix reframes our view of landscape as a socio/geo-political site, continuing his exploration of land use and border control as symbolic representations of the greater conflicts of human kind.

Detailed ink drawings and photographs in support of the project and its research can be viewed in the respective sections.