The Great Bison and the Dakota Access Pipeline (2017)
paper, wood, gravel, sand, PVC pipe, encaustic, acrylic skin, found objects; incl. 7 x 7 in. booklet
16 x 21 x 10 in.
An assemblage is a work of art made by linking together objects not intended as art materials and establishing a symbolic meaning. When wood is worn or split, metal is rusted or bent, when fabric is soiled or torn, newspaper print is faded, they gain a character which unmarked materials lack. When an object can be identified, more specific associations can be made. Matter that surrounds us every day is made to be more visible. With every work of art comes a duality of matter and spirit, making the integrity of the arrangements thought provoking and evocative.