Compost II

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In the early 2000s, Maine artist Susan Bickford began hosting an annual arts festival in her backyard. Thousands of visitors and hundreds of artists attended the summer festivals over the next few years. I installed "Compost" twice during those years.

Compost Piles was designed to engage artists and art lovers with a creative process that literally furthers life. 

This video is from the second installation.  The fire and truck were both much further away than they appear—but I think the juxtaposition conveys a powerful message of death, transformation, and future renewal.