Loblolly pine needles, cement mixed from melted snow, galvanized steel, video projection (1:18 loop)
Site specific installation
Sound by Clint Sleeper
An immersive, ecologically motivated intervention by humanity, Wait transplants locally sourced Loblolly pine needles into an interior gallery space. By following the Arte Povera movement, the installation questions the use of nontraditional materials as art and humanity's connection to them. Pine needes change placement, emphasizing the fragility of nature. Rich in associations, the work functions as abstracted expressions of a time, place, and way of life. The resulting artwork is a visualization of an uneasy truce: the fragile balance between nature and humanity.