Distant Mirrors

2011
distantmirrors year 4

Distant Mirrors is a floating archipelago of forms floating in the Providence River, made with plastic bottles donated by the Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation.

This project was created with Rose Heydt, Dianne Hebbert, Megan McLaughlin, and Ponnapa Prakkamakul. Funded by the Robert and Margaret McColl Johnson fellowship of the Rhode Island Foundation, and created with thanks to the Roger Williams National Memorial, Artists in Context, and Clay Rockefeller.

The floating islands of the Americas surrounded by oil fields move from between the bridges to the open water behind the map of Roger Williams’ 52 plots of land. An oil refinery, and an “economic seesaw” with a McMansion at one end and working class triple decker housing on the other are added. Solar lights illuminate the piece at night.

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