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Bog Person of Home Depot (Peat Cutter’s Stowaway)
Bog Person of Home Depot (Peat Cutter’s Stowaway)
Graphite and pen on paper
2018

This graphite and pen drawing, Bog Person of Home Depot (Peat Cutter’s Stowaway), is intended for those with simultaneous interests in archaeology and gardening. Inspired by the a Smithsonian article about the Tollund Man and my passion for gardening, this little drawing features a long mummified body quietly nestled in a package of peat moss, a peaceful memento mori among such vibrant growth and the mundane commercialization of living things. Plants featured are Home Depot’s usual suspects: rhododendrons, tomato plants, flats of pansies, and an citrus topiary tree.