Moveable Garden II


Public art installations. Canalside, Buffalo. Commissioned by Fluid Culture, University at Buffalo.

Media: bulldozer, transplanted weeds, shrubs, trees, rocks, soil

Dimensions: 46.5 sq. m

Photo: Douglas Levere

Ten thousand years ago, great sheets of ice came from the north, scraping clean everything in their path. As they receded, rock, gravel and soil were left in their wake. Today, giant earth moving machines scrape and excavate the earth, replacing it with rock, gravel, soil, tract housing and golf courses. Maybe through our interventions the glaciers will return, or maybe they will return anyway, or maybe we shouldn’t worry, just wait. Ten thousand years is a long time.