Kristin Hough and Faith Sponsler: Pinewood Vortex

Pinewood Vortex is a collaboration between Kristin Hough and Faith Sponsler, two artists with individual practices that came together to create an earthwork. The project began with an impulse to widen the scope of who makes and shows land art, a field traditionally male dominated. Hough and Sponsler sought to disrupt that pattern by employing their own female bodies in digging, carrying, moving, drawing and scheming this new land art into fruition.

The work encompasses two parts: multiple site-specific installations made in a rural town near Mt. Shasta, CA and products that reflect, celebrate and satirize those sites. These products include brochures, hats and keychains - much like the souvenirs found in a roadside attraction’s gift shop. They commemorate the installations as art destinations and become trinkets to remember a place that will largely go unseen. More broadly, they earnestly look at the process of making land art and comment on the commodification of art artifacts and natural destination sites.

On exhibit at Windmill Library from April 22, 2021 through July 6, 2021

Monday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Tuesday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Wednesday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Thursday: 10:00AM – 8:00PM
Friday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Saturday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM
Sunday: 10:00AM – 6:00PM