Artist: Sol Mesz Installation Date: August 20, 2014 Location: Yucca Neighborhood House, 515 E. Avenue Q-3
The City commissioned Argentinian artist Sol Mesz to create a piece using recycled materials that depicted life in Palmdale.
The name Nature Re-Presented came from Mesz’s vision of the project from its onset: “The combination of organic materials (glass), production process (recycling, repurposing) and subject matter (nature, landscapes) synthesize the continuum of nature where recycling and environmental conservation are part of the same process: the glass comes from nature and it is reused to re-present it back. The colors of the glass bottles recycled for this project (browns, greens, yellows) are the colors found in nature.”
To create Nature Re-Presented, scrap metal was provided by, Vision Engineering (for the Joshua trees and poppy stems), U.S. Architectural (Joshua tree leaves), and Allan Company and Strategic Materials, Inc. contributed the glass.