Exhibition: Field: Science, Technology and Nature, 2004
Cool White or Daylight, 2004
Stone, dirt, plants, flagpole
23' x 41â€™ x 43â€™
A garden, reminiscent of institutional style industrial park landscaping, calls nature into the service of language, as flowering plants spell â€œcool whiteâ€ to accompany the flag above them with the words â€œor daylight.â€ This piece creates an unusual combination of the linguistic conceptual work of the 1960s with land art and mall culture. The title -- two types of light bulbs that are ideal indoor lighting for painting and viewing natural subjects -- is also a reference to a Dan Flavin essay about how he came to make his signature light works.