2012 | 96” x 192” x 40” | wood, paint, Line Creek (Etowah County, AL) dirt, Red Mountain (Birmingham, AL) dirt, steel, water, silicon, electrics
Water reveals the layers of earth attached to the wall. The top surface is clay taken from Line Creek- a clay source traditionally mined by Native American tribes who once the area home. The under-surface is made from dirt mined at Red Mountain in Birmingham, Alabama. Red Mountain was the key to Birmingham becoming a major iron producer after the Civil War.