A Square Yard of Grass at REDUX
October 25, 2012
This work was in the exhibition titled, REDUX: Repurposed Materials at the University of Mary Washington Galleries in Fredericksburg, Virginia. View the exhibition on Facebook.
EXHIBITION DATES: October 26 – November 30
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University of Mary Washington Galleries
Ridderhof Martin Gallery
1301 College Avenue at Seacobeck Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
a Grass postcard is available for purchase.
10 cards for $30.00 plus $10.00 shipping.
Dimension of card: 4.25" height x 18" long.
Folds to 4.25" x 6" long or
Cut into 3 individual 4" x 6" postcards.
Below is my 8-minute Grass/gras' video about the construction of a lawn-size sculpture of a grass lawn.
Grass raises many points. These blades of grass are cut from post consumer tin cans and reflect upon our consumer society's preoccupation that everything can be bought including happiness and a green lawn.
Each blade of grass has printed images and advertising.
Beyond the sculptural presence and artistic impact, this sculpture carries a very serious environmental message. Lawn maintenance requires tons of fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides which then wash into our surface water and ground water. In the United States, the lawn, or “turfgrass,” is the single largest irrigated crop, three times larger than corn. Add the air pollution involved in lawn mowers, etc. and you have a huge environmental impact.
P.S. Back to the white tent display issues tomorrow and Tuesday with phenomenal ideas from window display.
This post was updated on June 23, 2022, to provide current links.