Artwork & more > New Work: 2010-2015

cast resin, environmental art, mountain top removal, sculpture, installation
Overburden
cast resin, sand, mono-filament
approx 10ft.h. x 42"w. x 24"d.
2015

The concept for this installation centers around the despicable practice of Mountaintop Removal Mining in rural Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. This practice permanently ruins small communities and wildlife habitats by blowing off the tops of mountains to reach coal seams, then dumping the rubble (or "overburden") in the valleys below.