Burlington City Arts

Milton Rosa-Ortiz : An ode to Time

June 26, 2015 - September 19, 2015

Challenging our cultural disinterest and disrespect for aging, Milton Rosa-Ortiz drew from his Latin American heritage to establish a reverence for the aging human that is in opposition to our pervasive fetishization of youth culture in America. For this installation, Milton Rosa-Ortiz filled the gallery space with patterns that replicated tree rings using driftwood taken from Lake Champlain. His decision to use driftwood as a precious material positioned the piece as an ode or eulogy to the passage of time, and represented the artist's attempt to come to terms with his own aging process and put his passage through earth in perspective.


Funded in part by a grant from the Vermont Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.


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