“When we partnered with Patagonia and Rivive! Nashville to create this work, I knew that our rivers and streams were the inevitable collectors of everything we might casually ignore in our lives. Still, I wasn’t prepared for just how much stuff we would find! Ever wonder where that basketball you tossed over the backboard went or the demo tape lobbed out the truck window in a moment of despair eventually landed?
Standing in one spot for just five minutes I found:
A piece of a vintage coke bottle, a cassette tape, part of a basketball, a capri sun juice box, a plastic bottle, a bullet casing, multiple legos, a dog collar, a golf ball, fishing lures, a planter, beer cans, beer bottles, bubble wrap, styrofoam, bottle caps, jars, lids, tires, construction netting….As well as pine cones, seed pods, sticks, bark, flowers, rocks, mosses, water, and fish.
It became clear that I could literally stand in one spot for as long as I felt like looking and continue to find interesting things to pick up. It is amazing to me how much of a story there is to see hidden a few feet from my normal daily life. Every object we saw has a story of how it got there. Taken together, they tell a larger tale of our city in the best and worst ways.
We invite you into that story and to think about what we are doing with, on, and to our world. What stories do you want to leave behind, and which ones should we clean up for future explorers? The next chapter is yours to write.”
“Thanks to our partners at Rivive! Nashville that work on educating and helping to organize us as a city to care for the natural places right outside of our doors. Many thanks to Patagonia for commissioning this piece of art and all of the other things they are working on improving in the retail and natural worlds.
Chief Mischief Maker
Isle of Printing