plaster, pigment, foam latex paint
Imagine entering a room filled with grass that, instead of receiving your foot for a moment before springing back, the grass shatters. That fragile grass surface covered the entire floor of a recent show, and was repeatedly destroyed over the course of the exhibition by viewers. Using large latex molds made in a country pasture, the surface was created by casting sheets of plaster directly onto a foam underlayment. Every night I would return to re-cover as much of the space as possible, sweeping up the shards from the day and casting fresh grass directly on top. Those were then sprayed with a few washes of green paint. Over the course of the show, large piles of grass accumulated throughout the space.