Big Rock Candy Mountain new sculpture - mining the landscape series
Big Rock Candy Mountain
steel, wood, plastic, sugar, and concrete
64 inches high x 108 inches long x 50 inches deep

My recent work explores mountain landscape and culture – specifically I am interested in rural mining communities. Inspired by the historically popular song "Big Rock Candy Mountain," this project makes reference to social and economic inequalities of rural Appalachia. The narrative is also an escapist dream juxtaposed with a dystopian vision of ecological destruction.