NOMADIC LANDSCAPE (2012)
Wooden crate, acrylic paint, dirt and other natural materials from the Gobi desert.
24″ × 13″ × 15″
(Installation view: Gobi Desert, Mongolia)
Nomadic Landscape addresses the unique historical characteristics of the Gobi desert, revealing distinctive conflicts within environmental and geo-politics. The miniaturized sculpted landscape exists in a custom fabricated container and travels along the path of the prevailing winds—much like the region’s soil deposited in north-central China as a result of the effects of global warming. A nomadic work of art, Nomadic Landscape crosses regions and borders, participating in the contemporary discussion about land art as a form of not only artistic but also political expression.
Photographic documentation of the trip to Mongolia’s Gobi Desert is available it the “research” section.