(Bulgaria, United States of America 13 Jun 1935– )
Running Fence, Project for Sonoma and Marin Counties, State of California
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Running Fence, Sonoma and Marin Counties, California 1972-76
For two weeks in September 1976, 'Running Fence' traversed the hilly countryside of Sonoma and Marin Counties, northern California, descending to the Pacific Ocean at Bodega Bay.
The culmination of 42 months of collaborative efforts, ‘Running Fence’ was 39.5 kilometres long, 5.5 metres high, and used 200,000 square metres of heavy white nylon fabric strung between 2050 steel poles by 350,000 hooks. The fence became an endless ribbon of light in an otherwise desolate landscape; the sun’s shifting position giving the fence a luminous quality and the wind at times creating an eerie sound in the billowing fabric.
'Running Fence' was designed to be viewed by following 64 kilometres of public roads. The fence weaved through 59 private ranches, 14 roads and one town, leaving passage for cars and livestock.
- collage: fabric, staples, cardboard, brown paper, pencil, charcoal, crayon, ballpoint pen
- 56.0 x 71.5cm board; 56.5 x 72.3 x 5.3cm perspex box
- John Kaldor Family Collection at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
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- © Christo