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Jarrod Beck's avatar Jarrod Beck

Uplift is a pile of echoes-echoes of the pavement it sits on, and a memorial to the excavations the material it is made from once aided. It was created from layers of discarded conveyor belts used to move material in mining operations. There’s a federal regulation that stipulates the replacement of these belts when the nylon embedded in them starts to show. The edges show this wear and tear, marking the places they scraped up against the metal of the conveying system over and over again; my rolls still have the dust of their original cargo on them. There are steel rods bolted to the concrete underneath it that keeps it in place. The work is currently on view in New York City on Houston Street in the Lower East Side.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 8 FT
  • Medium: Rubber
  • Width: 90 FT
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 6 FT