COLLAB. & INDIV.WORK > 3. EARTH DRAWINGS 2008 Documented

ON THE BURYING OF SILK

EARTH DRAWINGS was completed in the spring & summer 2008. We initiated this piece in order to receive a direct imprint from the land, our land in South Louisiana. We desired the purist, most direct, honest image of the land.
“ In the summer of 2008 we narrowed the focus to our place of residence: literally, our property where we live. On an impulse we began burying pieces of silk in the earth in the backyard of our home in an attempt to obtain a direct image from the land. We linked the burying to the lunar cycle, beginning with the full moon, digging a hole and “planting” each of the 12” square pieces of white silk wrapped around a portion of our evening meal. For 28 consecutive days we involved ourselves with this ritual. After 28 days from the final buried piece we began a 28-day period of removing, in order of the planting, a single piece a day. We documented the planting taking in excess of 300 photos. The psychological result was a rhythmic integration of our environment and our meals with art making. This process launched us into interesting and surprising relationships.”
From the “Above Below Within Without” artist statement 2008.