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Trudy Rogers-Denham
University of Missouri
Faculty Sponsors: James Calvin and Jo Stealey



Bench with Dirt Carpet, 2011
Temporary dirt stencil in front of park bench, 62"x 82"

Artist Statement

My photographed, site-specific installations are based on the rug, which signifies cleanliness and protection, but my rugs are created from soil and placed outside. Similar to mandalas, these rugs cannot be sold and are destroyed at the end of their installation. They exist only as documentary photographs, reminding viewers of the fragility of domestic life.