HIGH RISE (2014)
Paint, wood and foam armature & natural material
13’ x 14’ x 12’
High Rise is a monumental/miniature sculpture referencing both the beauty and devastation upon the Florida Everglades, including issues of encroachment, climate change and the myriad of ways human behavior effects and modifies the natural landscape. Blane De St. Croix’s work explores the geopolitical landscape through sculpture, architecturally intervening installation and work on paper. The work formally draws from the historical references of the landscape painting tradition and its accepted sublime beauty, but it is further interested in contemporary societies underlying ecological and political conflicts that uniquely frame the memory of the current landscape.