Disruption Regime - Public Sculptures
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Disruption Regime (2010–) is a ground-drawing of cast plaster on five acres of land near Terlingua, Texas. This parcel of land lies between three landforms: Nine Point Mesa, Black Mountain, and Red Bluffs in the Chihauhuan desert. The artist Jarrod Beck casts each plaster line individually at the front of the site and walks it out to a place on the ground. Beck returns to the site several times of year to continue casting and assembling the drawing. The summer monsoon rains wash vegetation from higher elevations over this decimated grassland, pushing untethered earth over and past each line. The plaster moves, sinks, or holds forth, deflecting an alluvial fan of mud around it. The drawing continues without the presence of the artist. Lines are lost and buried between work sessions, the mud preserving the original color and texture of the plaster. Wind pushes particles of sand over the exposed surface of each line, etching new drawings into the plaster.