Image of "Cooley Landing: Life in Water"
Photograph by Joel Bartlett
Title: Cooley Landing: Temporary Land Art Installation
Dimensions: 220 feet long
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Artist Statement: Cooley Landing is an artificial peninsula of land formed by garbage landfill. From 1930 - 1960, the county of San Mateo dumped and incinerated their refuse here. Using the United States Coastal Survey Map of San Francisco Bay from 1857 and a current Google Earth satellite image, I was able to approximate where the historic shoreline of the bay once was on the landscape of Cooley Landing. I invited the community to help me build a temporary land art installation marking that historic shoreline.
Materials: Blue plastic survey whiskers and 5" nails, hammered in place.
Exhibition History: Installation on display at Cooley Landing July 2015 - December 2016. Photographs on display Nov 2015 - Jan 2016, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA.
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