1985-1999 > Cross Section

mixed media including forged steel, branches, leaves, charcoal, coke, schist
1989
529 sq. ft.
Carnegie Mellon University Art Gallery, Pittsburgh

Cross Section
mixed media including forged steel, branches, leaves, charcoal, coke, schist
1989
Cross Section
charcoal on paper
1989

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 four forged iron disks stretches across the installation diagonally suggesting a man-made industrial intervention.

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Bibliography:
Michel Gérard au Creux de l’Enfer, Centre d’Art Contemporain du Creux de l’Enfer (1989): p. 32, 34-35, 40-41