Title: Cooley Landing: Life in Water
Dimensions: 18½”h x 18½”w x ¼”d
(26"h x 26"w x 1½”d framed)
Silk crepe de chine, silk broadcloth, silk Indian Doupioni, silk dyes, gutta resist, polyester batting, rayon/viscose and polyester embroidery thread
Cooley Landing: Life in Water is a birds-eye view of Cooley Landing, a former toxic landfill site on San Francisco Bay, coupled with a view of water and mud samples examined under a microscope that reveal a recovered ecosystem teeming with life. We see amphipods, nematodes, water boatmen insects and more. This artwork was inspired by the artistic and scientific inquiries made with the community at Cooley Landing in East Palo Alto during my Creative Ecology Art + Science Residency through the Palo Alto Art Center and Junior Museum and Zoo.
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Detail image of: Cooley Landing: Life in Water ©2015 Linda Gass
Techniques: silk painting, machine quilting
Press: this artwork has appeared in the following publications, click on an image below:
January 16 – August 21, 2021 Making Waves, Craft in America Center, Los Angeles, CA.
September 19, 2019 – January 17, 2021 Fragile Blue Marble, Artik Art & Architecture, San Jose, CA.
June 12 - September 8, 2018, Reticulation, Bullseye Projects Gallery, Emeryville, CA.
February 1 – March 17, 2016 Burning Ice, Euphrat Museum of Art, Cupertino, CA.
November 14, 2015 – January 22, 2016 Creative Ecology: Linda Gass–What we Discovered at Cooley Landing, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, CA.