elaine longtemps america homeland

Fracking America, paint, rope, mason line, cord, polished cotton twine, inkjet printing on fabric, clear Plexiglas pedestal, 52"x19"x18"

This piece is a protest against hydraulic fracturing, a controversial and dangerous way of drilling for gas. In this piece, which includes the transparent Plexiglas pedestal to symbolize the transparency that we want and which does not exist now, the blue represents the once fresh water and the oranges represent the flammable gas. Facts and dire warnings are printed on the strips of fabric tangled into the blue rope. My folder of research on this subject is over an inch thick and becoming thicker; information that my research uncovered is chilling.

Photography by D. James Dee