Under Our Roads

How do roadways impact our relationships

with ecology, one another and land?

Under Our Road
Phragmites, dirt, 300 year old brick from Philadelphia, hand truck
9′ x 8′ x 3′

An installation with phragmites- a mostly invasive colonizer plant species that thrives in swampy marshes. They are positioned next to centuries old bricks that were buried underneath my neighborhood street in Philadelphia and unearthed during recent construction. The bricks are remnants of a city and place that is no longer visible but still the industrial foundation of the city. How do roadways impact natural systems, ecology, and relationships to one another and with land?

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