SHADOW EFFECTS


Shadow Effects is an installation exploring two seeming disparate worlds by comparing and contrasting the public library with the Oregon & California Railroad Lands (O&C Lands).


Using the public library as a barometer of community heath, I highlight the relationship between O&C Lands and the county. Through transcribed interviews, maps, demographic information, videos, and ephemera, viewers are confronted with issues at stake in communities dependent on federal timber revenues, and asked to consider the potential future of O&C Lands and the library as a result of difficult economic times.


This work is possible through the generosity of the Oregon Arts Commission Career Opportunity Grant. It was exhibited at the Douglas County Museum in Roseburg, OR; the Pearson Lakes Art Center in Okoboji, IA; and the Rogue Gallery and Art Center in Medford, OR.

Shadow Effects
2010-2011
2 x 4's, glitter, library card catalogs, paper
10' X 6' X 4'


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(detail of card catalog with graphs in background)
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(detail of a card catalog drawer, which contain interviews, news articles, and essays )
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(one of many conifer cone piles with informational graphs in background)
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(detail of graphs and charts, three of many)
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(detail of Douglas County maps showing land ownership, road systems, and owl habitat)
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(two of four video elements with prose in the exhibit)
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(detail of one of 100 cruise card and one of 300 library due date card)