I found a kindred spirit in artist Robin Croft. We collaborate well together on outdoor, site specific installations where combined effort allows us to undertake large projects and share ideas. As these ephemeral works have a brief lifespan, we document their progress with photography and videos. Whether working on individual or collaborative concepts, our methodology shares a respect for the environment and a concern for the human condition.
Refugee Wall, 2019
Five figures successively encounter, climb, and then merge into a wall. A memorial to asylum seekers and the obstacles they encounter.
Departing Man and Trapped Bird, 2018
Struggle and appathy.
Ketch Sketch, 2018
A ghost ship, one of the metaphors of loss prevalent in Robin Croft's work.
32 Tidal Mounds, 2018
A stand in for rising oceans due to global warming. The river is affected by tides.
Drowning Refugee, 2016
Built at low tide, high tide completes the frequent plight of asylum seekers crossing bodies of water.
Five figures representing "boat people" making their way ashore. The US Capitol is ironically just a few miles up river.
Juxtaposed man made piles of wood among Nature's design and balance.
© 2020 by Marcos Smyth