Proposed Sculptural Billboard:

This sculpture would be a wool woven or hay woven billboard on the side of the road, or in a city. Completely out of context the material will advertise nothing but provide a moment for a traveler to reflect on texture, color and movement of the wind. The viewer traveling by car is in a situation that limits time with the sculpture.  Nature becomes a memory instantly. For some, this is how we view the natural world, on safari by interstate highway.

In Vermont there are no billboards. This sculpture will provide conversation regarding this 1968 law, and what advertising means in today's society.

The material to be woven can be chosen by the environment chosen for the site.

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Size will depend on the site, approximately 30x60 feet. Materials used: wool, fishing net, steel

Wind, rain and sun will animate the sculpture, and the moving sun will transform the wool from opaque when the sun is in front, to highlighted when it is behind. A morning commute will look different than an evening commute.

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This is an example of the sun coming from behind.

Option #2

 

This 15x15' frame can be installed as a free standing sculpture with a framework to be woven into with natural material.

Shown here as a viewfinder of steel and fishing net, to accentuate the layers of hillside behind the sculpture, the netting reflected light and moved in the wind.

Ode to Talcott Mountain, 15x15', steel, fishing net,  2014. Netting can be woven into with wool, hay, feathers for example, to create a textural billboard.

Ode to Talcott Mountain, 15x15', steel, fishing net,  2014. Netting can be woven into with wool, hay, feathers for example, to create a textural billboard.