Laminated Cedar & Maple, Fiberglass 5.6'Lx5H'x1'D Steel Base, 35 LB, 2009
As water is displaced from a reservoir in LOCUST, its arched body pivots on a central axis from standing upright to dipping towards the ground, referencing the angular back curves of a "Locust". Locusts are the swarming phase of certain short-horned grasshoppers. These are species that can breed rapidly under certain conditions, such as the overabundance of water. They become gregarious and migratory when their populations become dense enough. These swarms are nomadic and rapidly strip fields and greatly damage crops. The adults are powerful fliers. They can travel great distances, consuming practically all green material wherever the swarm settles. The sculpture draws a conceptual parallel with the life cycle of the locust, triggered by the fluctuations in the balance of water.