Entropic Irrigation System III
This installation is a system created to support and manage the melting ice frozen in the form of five monuments including the Taj Mahal, the Colosseum, a Mayan Temple, the Parthenon, and a Pyramid. As these ice monuments melt, the water drains through plastic tubing to water the fern growing beneath. Each monument displayed has three material versions; version one - frozen water, version 2 - sand mixed with water, version 3 - concrete (a combination of cement, sand and water). Each material is allowed to deteriorate undisturbed throughout the exhibition. The ferns selected for this system are native to the area and are able to manage flooding and prevent erosion.