Plywood, galvanized sheet metal, 19 refrigerators (freezer compartments and mechanical elements), fluorescent lights
Floor element: 2' x 40' x 70'
Produced for the "Awards in the Visual Arts 9" traveling exhibition.
As if it were a chunk lifted out of a giant globe, the platform that forms the base for this work is made to scale in the shape of the state of Maine and is sloped in all directions from a single radius point suggesting the curvature of the earth. Viewers walk on the base in and among the refrigerators, which gurgle and sparkle as they struggle to maintain a coating of frost. Fluorescent light rings the base, mimicking the cool, white light of northern winters. After gallery hours, the piece is unplugged and water from the defrosting units rains down on the base and runs off through a gutter system in the grid to lead beakers around the perimeter.