10' x 16' x 11', plastic bottles, plastic netting
Site-specific installation for the porch above entrance to Baird Community Center, South Orange, NJ.
Seen from across the town park, garlands of recycled plastic water bottles encased in colorful plastic netting are strung across the local community center porch, creating a color-saturated gradient. 'False Spring" is seductive yet artificial, a beacon of light and color in the heart of winter, while prefiguring the season to come. Metaphorically, following the rainbow may not lead to riches, but instead misuse of resources or inaccurate claims. In our search for purity, represented by the desire for “spring” water rather than tap water, we fail to acknowledge the price we pay by assigning minimal value to that which is no longer new, or “pure”.