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Remembering Agriculture

Artist: Tony May (1998)

Remembering Agriculture recalls the rich agricultural history that was the driving force in San Jose’s economy for more than 150 years. The project recreates the distinctive shapes of those once familiar archetypal clusters of farm buildings that are seen less and less frequently in the Santa Clara Valley. Once prolific, they are now most often decaying and abandoned, glimpsed only briefly from a distance by motorists on the freeway. The structures, a water tank tower, a windmill, a barn and a small shed, are intended to be somewhat ghost-like in their transparent appearance. The structures also function as arbors for a carefully chosen selection of ivies and other perennial climbing plants.

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