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Beach Blocks 2009 Sirolo, Italy commissioned by AliveShoes

Beach Blocks 2009 Sirolo, Italy

Beach Blocks 2009 Sirolo, Italy

Beach Blocks 2009 Sirolo, Italy

Pak Pak 2009 Modena, Italy Tetra Pak packages

Pak Pak 2009 Modena, Italy

Freight and Barrel 2004 Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh crushed plastics

Mitochondria 2003 Buffalo Bayou Art Park Houston, TX plastics

Bale 2001 University of Virginia, Charlottesville crushed plastic

Round 1995 Connemara Nature Conservancy Plano, TX

Beach Blocks

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Steven Siegel
stevensiegel.net

“Steven’s idea of nature isn’t quite natural. His landscapes are altered not only by human presence but also by the messes and materials we organise around us. In the same way that a burial disturbs the earth around it, Steven’s works aren’t a neutral part of the landscape, but a flat and plumb reminder of our own desire to be upright.

Two of his recurring themes have been the layering of flat materials – newspaper, shredded rubber, stones and grasses – as well as an interest in containers – the complex and capsulated forms that gave rise to early organisms. These are currently culminating in longer-form works that re-visit earlier materials. The resulting works conjure a mythic place and therefore echo prehistoric time.

Since the early 1990s, Steven has been experimenting with newspaper structures in a series of works exploring the idea of a New Geology – referencing the reshuffling of the earth intermixed with human refuse.”
(Text: stevensiegel.net)

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Published on 10/07/2014

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