Replacement

BaileyArend-7

Replacement

 

BaileyArend-1-2

Replacement

 

Replacement

Materials: Raw clay from the Chesapeake Bay, Creek bed near Alfred, NY.

2015

Alfred, New York is located near the head of a tributary to the Susquehanna watershed, which empties into the Chesapeake Bay. The clay for this piece was collected from a mine at the very head of the Bay and returned to its theoretical starting location in the shale of a creak bed. Replacement is fit to the specific contours of the mother rock, yet is obviously out of place. Its quietly intrusive form asks if we can assist natural processes effectively and what may happen downstream.