Lost and Found

Lost and Found — 2010.

Found objects, nylon thread.
1070 × 1300 × 250 cm high (35 × 42 × 8 ft high).

Installation, exhibition Site Specifics '10,
Islip Art Museum, East Islip, NY, USA, 2010.

A circle of suspended objects found on Fire Island beaches is intertwined with a second circle made of objects gathered in the area around the Islip Museum. Arranged by color and shape, the objects are suspended individually.

The two circles represent two days' walks, but they also evoke the vicious circle we all are part of production, consumption, pollution as well as the several thousands miles-wide circle of plastic garbage swirling in the ocean, and the rings of rubbish orbiting the Earth and drifting through outer space.

Lucile Bertrand - Lost and Found

Installation, Islip Museum.
Circle of suspended objects found on the beaches.

Lucile Bertrand - Lost and Found

Installation, Islip Museum.
Circle made of objects gathered on the road sides.

Lucile Bertrand - Lost and Found

Installation, Islip Museum.
In the foreground, circle of suspended objects found on the beaches.

Lucile Bertrand - Lost and Found

Objects found on the beaches.

Lucile Bertrand - Lost and Found

Objects found on the beaches.

Lucile Bertrand - Lost and Found

Objects gathered on the road sides.

Lucile Bertrand - Lost and Found

Objects gathered on the road sides.

Lucile Bertrand - Lost and Found

Objects gathered on the road sides.

Lucile Bertrand - Lost and Found

Objects gathered on the road sides.

Lucile Bertrand - Lost and Found

Objects gathered on the road sides.