Rena Detrixhe: Red Dirt Rug

Philbrook Downtown
Mar 04, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018

Rena Detrixhe composes her installation using Oklahoma red dirt, in deference to the land and the people who live on it. To make her “red dirt rug,” Detrixhe processes locally sourced soil into a fine powder. After spreading it in an even layer across the floor, she goes section by section, pressing a pre-determined design into the smooth surface of the dirt using found shoe soles to create intricate patterns. This installation will cover the entire central portion of Philbrook Downtown’s Meinig Gallery. Detrixhe will create the piece in public view, allowing visitors to see the work as it evolves.