Mountain Views

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MOUNTAIN VIEWS (2011)

Fabricated from recycled foam from the World Trade Center site foundation construction for Freedom Tower, as well as steel, wood, paint, dirt, concrete, and stucco.
36′ × 13′ × 6′

(Installation view: Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, NY)

Mountain Views is a large scale elevated sculpture that recreates a scenic vista of a monumental extinct mountain range. From selected vantage points, as originally installed in Long Island City, Queens, at Socrates Sculpture Park, Mountain Views obstructed the skyline and reclaimed the city with a conglomerate of transported destroyed mountains. The mountains act as memorials to their own obliteration from out of state coal mining and mountain top removal. These same destructive methods provided much of the energy for New York City and many other locations in the United States.

Ink drawings and research documentation in support of the project can be viewed in the respective sections.

Special thanks to Adam Korn and Poly Molding Corporation, NJ.