Jessica Larva inscription installation

Inscription, 2011
Collaborative installation with artist Herb Vincent Peterson

Installation media: 100-year old building, two tons of brick hand-stacked to form two parallel 9 by 9 foot walls, 162 square feet of paper suspended by wires, 162 serving bowls, mustard seeds, unidentified seeds, dirt, compost soil, water, 3 grow lights, spotlights on a timed-lighting sequence, and a continuously looped audio composition.

This installation uses brick and paper walls to form a space, but also to block access to the rest of the gallery. It addresses interior and exterior as well as the struggle between potential and the failure to achieve. The history and location of the gallery space informed the choice of symbols used in the work and the development of the piece as a whole.