Scaffolding

2019 Fluorescent Bulbs, PVC Fittings, Wheelbarrow, Shovel, Post-hole Digger

5′ x 7′ x 10′ 

All too many buildings in America sit vacant and deteriorating. All the while, new construction is producing more buildings. With this constant construction cycle, scaffolding is a recurring urban sight — almost an icon — and is the inspiration for this sculpture.

Scaffolding questions our society’s building practices and their impact on the world. With fluorescent bulbs composed into a scaffold-like structure, the piece considers the fragility of over-development and resource consumption. Situated within The First National Bank Building — Albuquerque’s first “skyscraper” — the sculpture speaks to the history and future of development in our city.