Petroform is an artistic interpretation of a cross-section of a riverbed. The sculpture represents the landform that supports and contains the water. It brings into view the unseen layers of soil and rock . Litter is caught in the surfaces; the current has left behind remnants of modern life. Some of the rocks are embedded with litter as if the waste of modern material is so pervasive that it have become integrated into our geological framework.
The work was sponsored by the Reese Institute for the Conservation of Natural Resources. The 24' x 10' installation is available for temporary or permanent installation. To further engage the viewing audience, educational materials and lesson plans are paired with the installation.
Deposits is an artistic interpretation of the residual presence of litter in the soil of the river bed. The imagery of the column is a progression of core samples from the earth over time. The geology and history of the surrounding area inspired me to create a sculpture that could serve as a talking point on consumption, responsibility, water quality, and more.
This outdoor sculpture was created for the public and is permanently installed at Riverfront Park in downtown Columbia, South Carolina.