Becoming Geology 12020
This sculpture is part of a 10 month intervention in the landscape. (See Projects - Intervention, Byway 745.)
The gabion tower is filled with the rubbish collected over that time from this one rural location.
It is arranged in the proportion 1 part biomass, the moss layer, to 10 parts technosphere, the man-made detritus. This proportion is discussed by geologist Jan Zalasiewicz in his essay "The Anthropocene Square Meter", included in "Critical Zones" edited by Bruno Latour to accompany the exhibition "Critical Zones: Observatories for Earthly Politics" at ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany.
The piece has been photographed on the site where the contents were found and have been tidied away into its structure by the artist.