Artist: Sol Mesz
Location: Yucca Neighborhood House, 515 E. Avenue Q-3
Installation Date: August 20, 2014
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.
Watch a video about the process of creating Nature Re-Presented and a video of the unveiling of Nature Re-Presented.
About the Artist
Sol Mesz is a glass artist best known for her work with 100% recycled glass using techniques employed by 15th century glass masters.