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Colin Lyons (b. 1985, lives and works in Binghamton, NY, United States)
14 Plots (Spill File No. 0650898), 2019
Concrete and granite polished with levigator and laser etched
6 x 14 x 7 inches
Printed by the artist
14 Plots (Spill File No. 0650898) is a site-specific installation which memorializes the environmental legacy of a Brownfield Site at 62-64 Scio Street in Rochester, New York. Collected from the nearby Inner-Loop fill site, the surfaces of these fragments were meticulously polished with a levigator, and then etched with an image of the 2006 Environmental Contamination Study report. Each of these monuments were buried at the exact locations of the 14 sample plotsーconnecting these environmental data points to specific soil at a specific location. Radiating from the source of the original leak, the geography of these monuments tells the story of the land's contamination, at a time when it is considered for commercial speculation.