ABOUT THE WORK
Lush gardens of brightly colored wires, forests of rebar and broken concrete, all the reminders that civilization does not care what is left behind as long as we keep progressing. In the ongoing effort to prosper and gain wealth, we consume our natural spaces and leave behind urban ghost towns in our path toward development.
In this collaborative installation we have constructed the illusion of an urban landscape utilizing cast shadows. Each shadow is created by the discarded remnants of houses, office buildings, and industrial facilities. These found materials have been collected from dumping grounds around Oklahoma City. Gathering sounds of construction, busy streets, and rural areas we auditorily depict the ever-expanding nature of our society.
Through this installation we explore the question What is Progress, and why do we associate growth with urbanization and expansion?