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Bumpkin Sky-Land

"Bumpkin Sky-Land," Mark Drummond Davis. Davis delved into the mystical realm of "sky-land"--alluded to in the WWI-era ballad about Bumpkin Island--as he summoned the island's aerial genii loci to manifest itself in the form of floating lattice structures suspended from a 6-foot high helium balloon which was accompanied by shoreline fire-glyphs on Saturday night.


The work was installed at the 2010 Bumpkin Island Art Encampment, which took place from July 29 to August 2, 2010. For five days, seven artist groups took temporary ownership of plots of land on Bumpkin Island in Boston Harbor. As "homesteaders," they built a kind of home on the land, lived on the land for five days, and improved the land through site-specific, temporary performance or installation art. Public visitation days took place on July 31st and August 1st. For more information visit:

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Taken on July 31, 2010