Dinosaur Diorama is an outdoor site specific installation which includes single use plastic utensils, toy dinosaurs, fossils, prehistoric bones and evidence of the oil and gas industries.
From dinosaurs came petroleum, from petroleum came plastic, plastic is a problem, fossil fuels are a problem. Exploring the landscape we are living in today I only wish we could make plastic extinct!
This piece is part of ‘The Terrain Biennial, From the Earth: The Transmutation of Terra Firma.’ A worldwide project begun in 2011 by Sabina Ott now carried on by the non profit organization Tierra Exhibitions. The project brings contemporary art to the intimate terrain of the front yard.
Nina Mastrangelo curated this first Terrain Biennial in Santa Fe between the fence and the sidewalk on 600 block of Calle de Leon, on view day and night through Dec 1.
Other artists in the exhibition are Jerry Wellman, Sandra Wang and Christofer Brodsky, Lisa Freeman, Michael Shippling
Statement and Photographs by Nancy Sutor
I went out on a chilly day this week to see it. The City was doing some road work, and a guy in a safety helmet was enjoying the show and we had a quick chat about it.
This is the second year that Santa Fe has participated in the Terrain Biennial. 2019 information: https://terrainexhibitions.org