Michel Gerard
Cross Section
1989
Mixed media: Forged steel, Branches, Leaves, charcoal, coke, schist.
529 sq. feet
A vertical cross section of strata taken from a coal mine has been recreated on the floor. It displays the transition of materials in geological time from petrified forest to coal, to minerals. A chain of 4 forged iron disks stretches across the installation diagonally suggesting a man made industrial intervention.
Indoor Installation, Solo show at the Carnegie Mellon University Art Gallery, Pittsburgh.
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