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sculpture, installation, metal,  land art, environmental art, mining


Gold Rush: Steel I-beams, mined rock cores from Maine/Passamaquoddy land, LED ticker (14'x11'x11') Gold Rush uses mined rock cores extracted from Passamaquoddy land to examine the ecological, cultural, and social implications of mining. A ticker tape sign flashes the commodification of natural resources as it scrolls the week's stock market prices for gold, silver and copper. Visitors can use a metal detector app to scan the sculpture to hunt for the metals, demonstrating the link between the boom in lithium mining for electronic parts.