Reformed Topographies

Reformed Topographies present cross sections of rivers and streams where stones interrupt the flow. Acrylic topographies placed on top of the screens optically draw the image of the stones back into the third dimension. The surface of the water and the surface of the screen converge to create a new kind of flow.

Reformed Topography #1 (Waabizipinikaan-Ziibi, Wisconsin)
Reformed Topography #2 (Waabizipinikaan-Ziibi, Wisconsin)
Reformed Topography #3 (Waabizipinikaan-Ziibi, Wisconsin)
Reformed Topography #4
(East Fork Willow Creek, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, California)
Reformed Topography #5
(East Fork Willow Creek, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, California)
Reformed Topography #6
(East Fork Willow Creek, Shasta-Trinity National Forest, California)
Reformed Topography #7 (Baker Creek, Great Basin National Park, Nevada)
Reformed Topography #8 (Crystal River, Carbondale Colorado)
Reformed Topography #9 (Pacific Ocean, Oswald West State Park, Oregon)
Reformed Topography #10
(East Beaver Creek, Beaver Creek Valley State Park, Minnesota )
Reformed Topography #11
(East Beaver Creek, Beaver Creek Valley State Park, Minnesota)
Reformed Topography #12
(Big Spring, Beaver Creek Valley State Park, Minnesota)

Ben Moren is a fiscal year 2015 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. Reformed Topography #1 & #2 were made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.