Alchemist Triptych

Alchemist Triptych

ALCHEMIST TRIPTYCH (2020)

Aluminum and copper sheeting, paint, recycled foam, and metal leaf in silver, copper, and gold.
34′ x 14′ x 30′

(Installation: Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, Massachusetts)

Alchemist Triptych depicts three tornado-like structures in gold, silver, and copper. The forms represent mineral mines extracted from the earth in tapering concentric rings, dangling and vulnerable. Placed at the edge of the gallery’s upper balcony, they are viewable from multiple vantage points. Each mine also has a corresponding hole in the floor, impossibly small compared to the forms — perhaps a signal of the land healing itself in the face of extraction.

Collage works and photographic documentation in support of the project can be viewed in the respective sections.