Cerro Strata
A good friend of mine who happens to be an artist and myself  have been selected to create a temporary installation at this years upcoming Albuquerque Summerfest . We will be installing a large sculptural project at two locations within the city at separate times. The first will be in Nob Hill on July 19th and the second will be on August 23rd at the Westside Summerfest off of Elison drive.This project is inspired by the wasteland areas of Meadow Lake, close to Los Lunas, NM, where we grew up, that contain many examples of illegal junk dumping of objects from automobiles to furniture and appliances. Needless to say, there is quite a resource of old tires illegally rotting away in areas that could otherwise be classified as beautiful open land. Though our previous projects involved the dynamic of a site specific installation in the areas where we find our materials, we are exploring bringing this work into the city for display during Summerfest of 2014. By doing this we hope to bring awareness to this issue and inspire others to use these resources for constructive purposes.The sculpture is composed of 67 tires arranged in concentric circles that will become smaller as the structure rises. This sculpture is composed of 8 levels that will be painted specific colors to reference compositions found in the landscape of New Mexico. The result features 8 bands of colors. These colors reference the colors found in the land and the sunsets of New Mexico. The color scheme is also mean...
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