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All That We Leave Behind No 7.
Painted Block can be removed to change the dialog of the painting.
Size (h w d): 36 x 59 x 3.5 in
Medium: Acrylic on Panel
Subject Matter: Urban Landscape
Creation Date: 2021
Sides: Exposed Wood
Signed on back by artist Kate Joiner
Ready to Hang
Comes with Certificate of Authenticity
A universal problem for San Diegans is development: where to build, what to build, how to build, and most importantly, for whose benefit to build. What began in 2017 as an artistic exploration of a deteriorating wicker bench I discovered on an uncharacteristically large, undeveloped property in Carlsbad ended as an in-depth investigation of an abandoned equestrian field, an adjacent 3,000 acres of agricultural land, and imminent construction plans on the border of El Camino Real (a major north-south thoroughfare). I painted 18 works of art in this series (“Secluded and Convenient”), where I superimposed grids as abstract parcel maps, then decided with “All That We Leave Behind No. 7” to make the grid 3D and place it into the hands of the viewer. The 4” deep wood panel houses five 3 ½ “x 3 ½” removable cubes that, when rotated, display a variety of interactive words, background stories, and prints of paintings that can be randomly placed to change the narrative of the work. The cubes subtly touch on human progress vs. preservation of the environment, loss of wildlife vs. creation of inhabitable spaces for people, NIMBYism vs. YIMBYISM, among other ideas. “All That We Leave Behind No.7” serves not only as social commentary but as art that entices the eye to linger and the fingers to touch. The myriad of narratives available demonstrate that there is no simple answer to the issue of development, or even how to tell a story.
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