This truck once worked the blueberry fields that are now all blacktopped. As the trembling Aspen grow larger the ‘52 Ford will rise higher. Nature and technology are truly engaged in this piece.
Ford Grove addresses the historic erosion of farmland over the past decades: ubiquitous fields of blueberries have been replaced with strip malls, condo developments and warehousing . . . an ongoing eradication of some of the world’s richest farmland. This Ford pickup was at one time working in those blueberry fields!
This metaphor of the machine being invaded by nature also offers speculations on the future of unfettered development… indeed it is only a matter of years before the trees have their way with this vehicle.
March 12, 2000