What was, what is, and what might have been coalesce in this site-specific installation. Made from common construction materials as well as found materials scavenged from the site painted an uncanny shade of supersaturated blue, four pronghorn antelope sculptures represent the landscape’s past and look with perennial hope to the blooming of the poppies on the hills and fields beyond. The antelopes represent several layers of tension between belonging and unbelonging; animals that once roamed the landscape by the thousands are conspicuously absent given the area’s designation in the Antelope Valley, an unnatural blue that provides a unifying coating to a variety of discarded consumer items. Forms from the past, materials from the present — the dreams of yesterday haunt the landscape like a specter.
The installation includes 4 life size DIY sculptures of a pronghorn antelope, made of rebar and found/discarded material and painted super saturated blue.
THEN | NOW | A DREAM can now be found at its permanent home at the Prime Desert Woodland Preserve in Lancaster, CA. 43201 35th. St West