The Well: Rusty Sputnik II

Scott Hocking's avatar Scott Hocking

The Well: Rusty Sputnik II is a site-specific sculptural installation built entirely from the repurposed materials of a former carriage house at 345 Franklin Street. Slated for demolition, the garage was disassembled and rebuilt on the site of a former residence at 334 Rumsey Street, which sits directly behind the structure. Littered with dumped demolition debris and dirt, 334 Rumsey St. is surrounded by evidence of the site's history: Large evergreen trees, a fence, a concrete wall - all framing the former house, as they now frame the sculpture. Drawing from the site and materials, the garage was transformed into The Well: Rusty Sputnik II, a mysterious object with unknown origin and use. Focusing on the discovery or excavation of future artifacts and unidentified objects, the Rustic Sputnik installation incorporates myth, transformation, ancient symbolism, and imagery from The Well, hexagram #48 in the Taoist oracle the I-Ching, to create a possible relic of the future past.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: variable
  • Medium: Mixed
  • Width: variable
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: variable