The Legend of Jerry Roundtree, 2014
To make the experience of personal development visible, this installation seeks to build an encampment to a mythological figure named “Jerry Roundtree”. Comprised of basic elements of living (seat, bed, outhouse, burial forms, etc) and appropriating the base of Newman’s Broken Obelisk, the piece pays homage to the varied history of exploration, ownership, settlement, and expansion that have shaped our region. In the present day, encampments are almost exclusively associated with something negative. By formally situating marble sculptures in shack materials (plywood), Seth hopes to reframe this construct.