Jake Ludemann

Earth Stack

Posted in Artwork by jludemann on 04/06/2010

This piece arose last year out of an intensive study of Darwinian theory. At the culmination of this study, I began to re-examine man’s relationship with the spaces that he is surrounded by. In my work, I began to consider the small sections of rather unloved green space that are surrounded by roads, highways, and pavement. I consider this piece to be a “Core Sample” of unloved earth, biological competition at work.

None of the plants present in the piece were intentionally planted or cultivated, but only grew according to the theory that any specific niche will eventually become filled with a specific lifeform. The shipping pallet takes the place of both a pedestal and a means of movement, symbolic of the universality of this piece of earth.


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  1. Michael said, on 04/07/2010 at 10:55 AM

    Well done!

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