Cold Front / MASS MoCA
Cold Front

Collaborative with Public Artist Paul Amenta
Dimensions: 33 ft x 34 ft x 4 ft deep
Materials: Moving video projection of melting glaciers, 67,000 recycled water bottles flaked, recycled cotton & foam, eco-resin, glue
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA

De St. Croix often uses recycled materials in his work to call attention to the man-made objects clogging our environment. By keeping these materials in circulation rather than in landfills, he creates ecologically responsible sculptures. Cold Front is no exception, as the glimmering ice-like surface is actually made of 67,000 shredded plastic bottles. Onto this façade is projected a moving glacier engulfing the visitors’ visual field and mimicking white-out conditions in a storm.

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