Great Lakes
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As a response to historical challenges and geological assets of the Great Lakes, we highlighted several natural and cultural changes to the Great Lakes system. Invasive species of fish, industrially altered water systems, fragments of freighters and landscapes are formed of local and foreign earth, sand and clay. Supportive objects are scattered in the exhibition space.

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John Roloff, local sediment as ship dune.

As a response to historical challenges and geological assets of the Great Lakes, we highlighted several natural and cultural changes to the Great Lakes.

 

Invasive species of fish, industrially altered water systems, fragments of freighters and landscapes are formed of local and foreign earth, sand and clay.

 

Supportive objects are scattered in the exhibition space.

Fish modelled by my ceramics students at NSCAD University.

freighter bridges by Neil Forrest

Lake lift lock, placed as an open book, with embossed Great Lakes text. Neil Forrest

freighter bridges by Neil Forrest.  Drawing of Great Lakes geology (background) by John Roloff

Great Lakes

OortCloudX    (Neil Forrest + John Roloff)

2013

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exhibited at the Pritzlaff Center, Milwaukee, WI

stoneware, terra cotta, local soil, wood, barrels, drawings

 

installation dimensions

 

8 m l x 6 m w x 3 m h

26’ l x 19’ w x 9’ h

© 2022 by Neil Forrest and John Roloff

photography by Neil Forrest and John Roloff