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Shellmound
Shellmound
Plaster, resin, gold pigment, mica, steel, paint, plexiglas, mirror, salt.
24" x 40 " x 24"
2017

The spectacular and sacred Ohlone Indian Shellmound earthworks were razed and buried beneath a mall in Berkeley, CA. Each ghostlike handful of plaster encases a gold plastic shell, holding onto the memory yet bitter from the capitalistic pursuits over nature and indigenous sites. The mirrored base opens up the ground to expose the easily-forgotten past.