Blane De St. Croix – Broken Landscape II

Blane De St. Croix is currently exhibiting his “Broken Landscape II” project at the Night Gallery, Tempe Marketplace in conjunction with F.A.R. (Future Arts Research) at Arizona State University.

Blane De St. Croix - Broken Landscape II - 2010
Blane De St. Croix, Broken Landscape II, mixed media, 2010.

Research for this project had the artist traveling more than 3,000 miles covering the border between the United States and Mexico. He investigated fifteen crossings and gleaned information and opinion from communities on both sides. The result is this marvelous one hundred foot miniature replica of a slice of this highly contested boundary.

Blane De St. Croix - Broken Landscape II - 2010
Blane De St. Croix, Broken Landscape II, mixed media, 2010.

It’s easy to recall in detail the emotional images from the first chips in the wall that once divided Berlin. Righteous cheers of freedom were nearly unanimous in the free world. Today our walls are fences and our voice does no longer registers with the same harmony.

The sculpture “Broken Landscape” acts as a wall that divides the gallery space. The artist makes no outright statements about the barrier but prefers the audience to examine both sides and open the lines of communication.

Blane De St. Croix - Broken Landscape II - 2010
Blane De St. Croix, Broken Landscape II, mixed media, 2010.

Blane De St. Croix
Broken Landscape II
1 – 23 April 2010
Night Gallery, Tempe Marketplace
Arizona



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Scott Lickstein is a visual artist and was the founder / primary writer for the art news source, LookIntoMyOwl.com until January 2013 when it merged with NOWhere Limited’s Magazine.


2 Responses to Blane De St. Croix – Broken Landscape II

  1. Greg says:

    awesome. We need to keep looking at la frontera con ojos differente or its going to continue to be a source of pain and strife.

  2. doghed says:

    the sedimentary layers are really unexpected and awesome.

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