Previous Exhibits: Earth Elegy

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Earth Elegy was an outdoor installation for The Day of the Dead. One of four works representing the elements, it consisted of a simple grave site laid out to the side of the Oakland Museum of California's main entrance. Dirt and stone were piled high with leaves gathered by the City of Oakland's Parks and Recreation Department. The MVM owes them a great debt of gratitude for letting us have free reign with their Fall rakings. We collected over 60 bags of leaves to cover the grounds surrounding Earth Elegy.

At the heart of the work was an old, broken, stone coffin lid, surrounded by tea lights in tall glasses and offerings of alcohol and candy.

We at The MVM were just beginning to get over our distaste with documentation in 2005, and so we have three blurry photos.

And our memories.

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