Remediation Jungle

by | Jul 12, 2022 | All

Remediation Spheres

I’ve already posted a commentary on my remediation sphere project

In mid May, I placed several of these spheres in the Third Street Gallery in Moscow, Idaho, as part of their Restoration exhibition.

Remediation Spheres In situ

I opted to display the spheres in a bed of moss (collected along a local concrete cutting near a stream). The effect was pretty interesting- evoking a nest, or a riparian zone. 

I love moss- but one of the perils in collecting it from the wild is that there may be a few hitchhikers amidst the moss itself.

Remediation Spheres
Remediation Spheres

Anyhow, in the wake of a research trip to Costa Rica and a nasty slugfest with COVID 19, I arrived back at the gallery yesterday to find that my moss-hitchhikers had gone ballistic.

Glorious weeds! Every one of those buggers emerged from some latent seed in the moss. 

Not exactly the look I intended for this display- but sort of awesome in its own right.

Here’s a mini tour of the installation set to some music from my camping days.

David Roon

David Roon

An artist working at the interface of visual art and Conservation Biology, and a professor at the University of Idaho (Natural Resources and Society).

Mixed media and printmaking, with a strong grounding in ceramics. Exploring the interface between humans and the global biosphere (particularly coastal and marine ecosystems). Installation, sculpture, and ginormous functional pots.

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