Concrete Pour: Color Four
(observation and physical exercise)
Observational "wildlife" drawings of men working on a concrete pour construction site on PSU campus in Portland, Oregon. Archaeological materials were collected during the observation, which lasted for 5 hours and 28 minutes. Many of these objects were given to me by workers - some were requested, others were simply offered.
Over the course of the day, I became familiar with the workers, and they began to participate in my observation by showing me materials, describing processes, and bringing me debris from the site. This was the fourth and final color poured over the course of the job. Later, with a group of PSU students, we observed my drawings together and embodied the physical movements of the workers in an exercise, and joined together to create a human cement truck in motion.