Media: Porcelain, underglaze, paint, steel, rubber, plastic
Dimensions: h30 x w100 x d84 in.
In the 1950’s suburban development, as we know it today, was beginning to spread across the United States. The US was in the midst of its greatest development phase, on a scale we may never see again. With the advent of television, the Cold War, and the need for transcontinental communication of sensitive governmental information our first wireless communication infrastructure was built. Microwave towers popped up across the country, becoming a fixture in the American visual landscape.
Now, traveling through the expansive western landscape, one no longer has uninterrupted vistas of the plains or mountain ridges. These Microwave sites are now relics of a not so distant period, illustrating how quickly technology becomes obsolete, and marking the beginning of the wireless information infrastructure.