August 10Y12M: Seeds of Lead

Poignantly, I was walking Scotland’s West Highland Way crossing a marked territory of an old lead mine as August’s edition was shipping to my subscribers. There was a monument to mark the mine grounds and it explained the surrounding land was barren due to the lead poisoning. I stood in this location for awhile thinking of the piece made of lead that would be received by my subscribers and the metaphors of my presentation. I sent a work that was to be installed and hang from the ceiling but stood at the mouth of the mine where our civilization went under ground to bring it up. From up to down to down to up, we continue to use the metal attempting to balance its polarity for its productive uses. In some ways this is exactly what August is about, balance and the consequences.

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