“A residency is a gift to an artist allowing time to reflect on their artistic path, with an added provision of a different environment to inspire and expand creativity.”
To honor the opportunity of her February 2021 residency at the Desert Dairy Farm, Susan E. Roden will be creating a public art piece, A DESERT SCULPTURE which will address the fragility of Nature.
Pictured is the painted maquette built to scale and detail, illustrating the intended area’s natural habitat with inclusion of a jet in reference to the Twentynine Palms Marine Base. Some of the imagery pictured would be the jet, craggy mountain ranges, joshua trees, scrub, raven, big-horned ram, and black-earred jack rabbits.
A Kickstarter project has been created to aid in the building and installation of A DESERT SCULPTURE and run through January 16th. The sculpture is a three-sided, triangular wooden tower that would spire up to nearly seven feet at completion. It would be comprised of five components, consisting of a wooden base, inner pole support, two main body parts (not for the functionality but rather for ease and minimal costs in transportation) and topped with a three-dimensional cow made from recycled materials. The cow will be completed during the residency and installed at the ending.
Once completed the sculpture should flow within the environment rather than be intrusive.