Tools for excavating virgin snow



Burnt willow, pine, cochineal dye, cranberry dye, pine tar, linseed oil, leather strap, found iron tine cultivator

A set of tools made for a walk tracing the perimeter of an aerial bomb training site, located in an ecologically rare dwarf pine plain, during the season’s first snow. A small video camera strapped to the back of my head captured a receding landscape and the mark making action. The research for this project began with an excavation of personal memory related to site. Above: Family members wear their ‘Brennan Excavating’ t-shirts during a reunion in the 1970s.

Pine Barrens, NJ
Action documentation photos by Beth Pogue.





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