Plant Office
John Sundling

Water & Mylar for Bayside Glacier

Who: citydrift/portland

Where: Portland, Maine

Year: 2014

Materials: foraged invasive japanese knotweed, silver mylar, seasonal pond, mud, three days

I was attracted to this site initially because it is a snow dump for the city of Portland. Dubbed the Bayside Glacier in this article from Christian Milneil, this accumulation of the season’s snow, salt, sand, and other street debris survives until the end of spring as a thawing hulk, then a pond for a number of months until it dries or rains again. The installation disintegrated over three days, an action drawing in silver.