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SAMUEL YATES

Posted April 16, 2013 by admin in Artists
Sam Yates

 

 

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Some other projects:

THE COLOR OF PALO ALTO

 

2001–
Mixed media
26 sq. mi. × 365 days

Commissioned by the City of Palo Alto Public Art Commission
Garage

 

The sculpture, “Row B, Plot 33,” is composed of six tons of dirt removed from a cemetery plot in Shasta, California. The dirt was transported to Refusalon art gallery in San Francisco, California and tamped into one ft square bricks. The bricks were assembled on the gallery floor to be the same dimensions as the hole in the ground: 3 ft wide by 8 ft long by 6 ft deep.  It was a literal real estate transaction: the artist bought a plot of land and took it home.

A sculpture was also buried in the cemetery in Shasta, just off Interstate 5. A tombstone with the word “Untitled” is planned for the site to give tourists an indication that they have reached the sculpture. In addition, a cemetery deed accompanies the piece. It is officially registered in Siskiyou County and must be amended every time the sculpture changes ownership.

 

 

RowBPlot33_Hole RowBPlot33_Dirt

 

Row B, Plot 33
Samuel Yates
1999
Cemetery dirt on concrete
36 in x 96 in x 108 in