Deanna Pindell creates Public art and installation sculpture, focused on ecology and sanctuary. Deanna Pindell`s work serves environmental functions such as raising awareness and actual remediation (ie, cleansing water, restoring habitats). Each sculptural installation is site-specific, created as a unique response to the land and light, habitat and history, meaning and dreams of the specific location. Deanna Pindell creates meditative and meaningful spaces.
A functional remediation eco-artwork, 200-foot long, meandering through a wooded park. Invasive vegetation was removed (over two tons), and replaced with the important indigenous shrub, salal. The wattles were hand-sewn of jute and stuffed with straw. Poetry (in English) and the word for "salal" (in eight languages of Pacific Northwest Coastal indigenous tribes) were also hand-stitched into the wattles. Eventually the salal will grow back and the wattles will decay, becoming mulch and nesting material for the resident flora and fauna.
Addresses the restoration of both the woodland ecology, (the indigenous shrub salal) and the social ecology (use of the indigenous cultural languages to name the important shrub salal). The poem reads: "Salal grows in the darker places, Like love, and, like love, Takes hold in the shadows" Languages of these cultures are included: Tsimshiam, Haida (Skidegate and Masset dialects), Haisla, Makah, Quileute.
12 in x 12 in x 200 ft (height x width x depth)
approx: 0.3 x 0.3 x 60.96 m
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