Maze: cinder block pyramid under construction
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With his two-part environmental installation for inSITE94, artist David Jurist's impulse was to create a project that took architecture and its impact on cultural history and development as its central issue. "Maíz/Maze" was located at the Children's museum of San Diego and in the Regents Park office Complex in La Jolla's Golden Triangle area. Using corn as his primary structural element, Jurist chose a large open area of land in the Golden Triangle and "grew" the floor plan of a typical Southern California condominium. As the corn grew, the floor plan transformed slowly into a maze. At the Children's Museum, Jurist built a pyramid using concrete blocks in the hollow of which he planted corn. A video monitor was installed at the center of the pyramid that continuously showed a static overhead image of the La Jolla corn maze. The artist noted that he wanted to reference the assimilation of cultures, and the flux that occurs between north and south in the region. --inSITE94
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This image is a scan of a 35mm color slide from the InSite Archive (MSS 707, Box 309, Folder 06, Item 170)
[Title, Date]. InSite Archive. MSS 707. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego.
The New Children's Museum (American museum)
La Jolla (San Diego, Calif.)
- Jurist, David (American installation artist, born 1959)
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Installations (visual works)
San Diego (Calif.)
Mexican-American border region
- Zea mays; cinder block; soil; video monitors
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- Jurist, David (American installation artist, born 1959). Maze: cinder block pyramid under construction. 1994. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, https://library.ucsd.edu/dc/object/bb7477455p. (Accessed December 14, 2018.)
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