Drift Field is a site-responsive work that examines the urban landscape surrounding The Pulitzer Arts Foundation. A constellation of points and signals meander, and like a mirage, hover over the surface of a grassy lot. Drawing upon the geometric shapes, such as the triangle’s ubiquity within architecture, Drift Field centers on triangle motifs found in the surrounding landscape like the pitched roof-line of a house, the shape of a road sign, or a pattern found on ornamental brick. Past and present renderings of the environment join as printed layers on dyed fabric, developed from historic maps, photographs, fieldwork, and sketches. As a cumulative index, each tilting shape echoes the topography of the built environment, and signals an ever-changing and expanded view of time and space.
Drift Field was made in collaboration with Meghan Grubb.