COLLABORATIVE WORK > C. GRIDDED EARTH DRAWINGS 30.21385N-92.02549W, 2010-2012

GRIDDED EARTH DRAWINGS 30.21385N-92.02549W, 2010

After our work with Earth Drawings (see "E. EARTH DRAWINGS 2008"), the process of burying silk to obtain an image, a drawing, directly from the earth, we began our most ambitious piece yet involving the burial of silk. We decided to focus intensely on our “location,” our place of residence like never before. We began to photograph every 30”x30” square of our yard in grid-like fashion using 2 wooden squares. During the photographing of each square we also “plant” a 6”x6” piece of silk at the center of each square, marking the location of the silk with a wine cork painted red. We also pluck a sample of a plant that is contained within each square and store and label the specimen in a waxed bag. After 28 days we remove the silk.
In the final piece we will harvest each silk piece and sew them together forming a large single work. The photographs as well will be combined into a single piece.


-----first THE PLANTING then (scroll down) THE HARVEST-----

*EARTH DRAWINGS: 30.213632N -92.025578W 7M

Currently:
22 rows completed.
817 completed photos of 30 inch by 30 inch sections of ground;
817 completed individual pieces of harvested silk;
817 completed individual pieces of plant matter;

The completed work will be 3 sections:
EACH SECTION WILL BE 25 FEET X 20 FEET: TOTAL 25 FEET X 60 FEET;
Over 1500 photographs;
Over 1500 individual pieces of harvested silk;
Over 1500 individual pieces of plant matter.*