David Brooks /Post Mortem Model for A Proverbial Machine in the Garden

David Brooks /Post Mortem Model for A Proverbial Machine in the Garden

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The notion of a ‘machine in the garden’ is a cultural symbol that underlies the tension between the pastoral ideal and the rapid and sweeping transformations wrought by industrialized technology. Brooks’ work considers this on-going conflicted relationship between the individual and the built and natural environment. This post-mortem model, produced in 2016, is a gypsum 3D print made from the original computer rendering for the actual earthwork installed at Storm King Art Center in 2013. With many of Brooks’ large-scale projects that no longer exist––whether due to the works’ ephemerality, scale or context of the installation––a post-mortem model and print is produced to exist as a specter-like memory of the project.

 David Brooks (b. 1975 Brazil, Indiana) is an artist whose work investigates how cultural concerns cannot be divorced from the natural world, while also questioning the terms under which nature is perceived and utilized.

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