About the Piece

Tumbleweeds found on the unearth Selig zoo site become intertwined with the imagined lingering presence of the amusement park. I imagined tumbleweeds from up the hill rolling down into the park and getting stuck in a batch of pink cotton candy. The tumbleweed is a presence that existed in the past and still exists in the present.

The cotton-candy tumbleweed captures both the optimism and pessimism inherent in the dream of heading west. The work is inspired by the distance between the fantasy and the reality of the dream.

Material: Tumbleweed, paint, flocking, glitter, dyed polyester

Dimensions: 50"x 53" x 23"