Artborne Magazine November 2016 - Page 28

landmarks. She describes them as “assembled mounds of gathered rocks, hand-built stone by stone through the centuries by locals and visitors to memorialize their summit or journey.” This ancient Scottish tradition has been carried around the world, and now Hargrove is bringing her unique interpretations of cairns to Central Florida. greens chosen for the landscapes are rarely found in nature, yet they convey a sense of natural beauty. These unnaturally perfect colors translate well into the larger golf map, since golf courses are confined areas of manmade nature. When the sport began in Scotland, the early golfers used the natural landscape as a course, but over time the landscape was altered to accommodate the golfers. In 2010, Another Scottish tradition that she takes notice Donald Trump purchased a large, protected of in her work is golf. In her series War/Game, portion of Scotland’s coast that he planned to she combines symbols from the game of golf turn into a golf course and luxury resort. with international symbols found on military maps. The tiles that comprise the series work Before 2010, the site that Trump purchased as individual pieces, or can be put together was a sacred tract of land that was open to to create a larger map. The vibrant blues and the public, but Trump managed to get his way, and, against the local people’s wishes, the protected four-thousand-year-old sand dune system was destroyed. After years of bullying locals and befriending the local police department, Trump’s plan succeeded, and the naturally beautiful scenery became a contrived landscape. Scottish natives that had lived near the dunes for generations were forced off of their properties. Their water and power were shut off, property was damaged, and one man even lost a portion of his historic home. But even after beginning construction and destroying the dunes, Trump threatened to abandon the project because he did not approve of the wind farm that was going to be located within his view. The documentary You’ve Been The Multis, acrylic and indian ink on cardboard 27 www.ARTBORNEMAGAZINE.com