We’ve started a new and exciting initiative with our interns, The Basement Series, where they can have a show in the basement of the Masonic Lodge, a beautiful building owned by Jeff Fort here in Marfa. We’ve now had two interns take advantage of the space, Luis Nieto Dickens and our current intern, Elizabeth Fisher. Here are a few photos from Luis’s show, Au, with his artist statement:
The ratio of dirt that has to be dug to obtain gold: 1 gram for each 1.0581 tons.
The space is filled with 5.2905 tons of dirt for the 5 gram gold nugget.
Dirt is brought in by using two small buckets, making the piece labor intensive.
Dirt will be removed using the same process.
The gold nugget is a loan from jeweler Daniel Szwaczkowski.
Thanks to Ballroom Marfa, Jeff Fort & Marion Barthelme, David Walker, Dennis Dickinson, Daniel Szwaczkowski, Rob Crowley, and Aurora Tang.