Still Life

2017

found tree trunk, steel, marble, pepto-bismol, pond defoamer, oil pump, DC supply, electric wire

Still Life pumped 20 gallons of pepto-bismol up and through the tree trunk until the moisture in the medicine entirely evaporated, leaving behind a cracked memory of the fountain's function. The sculpture can be visited at the studio of Gabriela Jeffly Molina in Chicago's Mana Contemporary<. For some time the scent of cherry menthol dominated the studio, no longer.

for more information on pepto-bismol see:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bismuth_subsalicylate