Culture Extract

Culture Extract is a collection of 146 specimens, obtained directly on site in the wake of Hurricane Ike.  The event devastated local cork and pigment plants, sending debris throughout the adjacent neighborhoods.  For weeks, the streets were lined with various cork and pigmented specimens washed back from the sewage system.  These specimens were collected, sterilized and catalogued by the artist and represent a cross-section of minerals, vegetation and architecture from a fictitious and lost culture.