Anne Cooper’s land art entitled Anitya, meaning “impermanence” in Sanskrit, was installed in February. The work is comprised of 81 bowls made from terracottacolored clay harvested from her land near Chama, New Mexico. Placed in a 9 x 9 foot grid, the raw clay bowls contain seed balls depending on the seasonal rains the seeds may sprout: wheat, rye, oats, blue gramma, side oats gramma, gallenta, little bluestem and other dryland grasses. The bowls eventually dissolve, returning to and leaving red stains in the earth.
The installation is located within the community garden on the Northwest corner of Los Poblanos Open Space. As expected the installation has been overgrown by vegetation. If you are looking to find the location please download a map provided by Land/Art New Mexico.
Anne helped preserve the Los Poblanos Open Space from development during 1994 through 1997 when it was purchased by the City of Albuquerque.