homage to Robert Smithson’s ‘Spiral Mangrove Swamp’ 1971.

homage to Robert Smithson’s ‘Spiral Mangrove Swamp’ 1971. Peat containing within itself ancient trees is formed on the half land/half water of Scottish moors from millennia of tiny decaying sphagnum mosses. In this work they replace Smithson’s water loving mangrove trees. It has the feel of a beaded necklace, an archaeological find dug out of the peat on display in a museum or the rings of a bronze age hill fort in the landscape.

 

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