KITCHEN SINK 1
Libby Reuter and Joshua Rowan

April 2013

Madison Road near Mueller Lane
Madison County, IL
N38.642128 W090.125331

ABOUT THIS WATERSHED
Sometimes people throw “Everything but the kitchen sink”—stuff they don’t want anymore—into vacant lots, along side the road, or into streams like this one near Horseshoe Lake. They might expect Mother Nature to take care of, or at least hide, their old tires, car parts, or oil tanks. These six, milk-glass Cairns, ranging in height from 8 inches to 32 inches, remind us that our drinking water comes from the rivers and wells in this same Mississippi River watershed. The pollutants associated with this trash can show up in the water coming out of your kitchen sink. Before you dump junk, think—sink.
Created during a Six Mile Sculpture Works Artists’ Residency, Alfresco Productions, Granite City, Illinois.

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL