Hannah Verlin
This installation was part of the “Quaking Bog Exhibition” at Shankpainter Bog in Provincetown, MA. Shankpainter Bog was to be developed years ago for housing, but after the initial work began Provincetown stepped in and bought the property. The land still shows the scars of this intrusion. The 400 test tubes of the installation were filled with water and a plug of sod. Although the rows of “plantings” suggest some kind of agriculture, they could never take root and grow. The piece both reflects the bog with the layers of soil and water and suggests a kind of un-natural nature preserve.