Time and Tide No. 3 by Todd Campbell
Time and Tide No. 3; 11″ x 7.5″ In the closing years of the nineteenth century, the U.S. government built a series of fortresses along the far northwestern coast of Washington State to defend against invasion from the east. With their massive gun emplacements, labyrinthine bunkers, and sprawling barracks, they were a bulwark against an attack that never came. Abandoned by the army in the 1950s, their seaward-most structures have been slowly crumbling into the ocean ever since. This mosaic is one of a series composed largely of rusty material scavenged from the beaches below one of those forts. Here, I’ve mostly used bits of metal and chunks of the accretion of sand and stone that harden onto submerged chunks of iron and steel over the decades. The copper nails, I found lying in sand within the footprint of the ruins of a small house on an abandoned island further off offshore.
Materials: Rusted metal, stone, sand and stone accretions, copper nails
BUYERS PLEASE READ: Work will ship directly from the artist, estimated shipping date is by Friday 2/12/21. Shipping costs will be calculated and billed separately to the buyer in a separate invoice on Tuesday, 2/9/21. This item will be shipping from Seattle, Washington.
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|Dimensions||14 × 11 × 4 in|