Twenty automobiles are buried under asphalt at various graduated levels, from full exposure of the body contours to complete envelopment by the paving. Contrary to the prevalent use of ‘object art` as a decorative accessory to buildings and public spaces, this fusion of normally mobile vehicles, engulfed by their environment, takes advantage of people`s subliminal response to the rituals of roadway merchandising and the fetishism of strip mall culture. Also, unlike public art conceived from a private art perspective, this project cannot be removed or exhibited apart from its context without a total loss of meaning.

Installed, 1978
Removed, 2003