Kate Jessup
Green Goes Black
2012
Abandoned building, Found objects, Wood, Stone, Glass, Found Graffiti, Spray paint
Approx. 126'x98"
Created over the course of 3 weeks in an abandoned WWII munitions bunker in the forest outside of Prince Rupert, BC, Canada, this piece is my first guerrilla installation. Using materials collected in and around the building and honoring all the existing graffiti, this installation arose as conversation with the people, places and events of that area. Vignettes throughout the space touch on topics related to the attainment and use of oil as it relates to the ecology, built environments and First Nations' rights.
In this detail an existing pipe in an alcove was given a mirrored backdrop. Firewood gathered inside the building is meant to suggest oil running from the pipe and seeping under the cities growing on the adjacent wall.
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