Under The Surface

92 tubes of pre-cut packing paper suspended with monofilament under gallery skylight, 8’ x 20’
Museum of Nebraska Art, Kearney, Nebraska, 2008

This site-specific, installation is based on the Papillion Creek and its tributaries. Being a modest water system its relationship to the surrounding rural and urban communities is a quiet one. Few people think about it as a source for inspiration, replenishment or sport. Although frequently ignored, its poor water quality problems hold the possibility for redemption. This installation directly references the restoration of the Papio’s flow patterns, the creation of biorentension areas for storm water runoff and the chaotic characteristics of nature.