peterman business miles

This project links a measured year of automobile use–and the carbon emitted in to the atmosphere– with a century of carbon stockpiling that occurs naturally as a result of tree growth.  An estimate was made of the carbon emitted into the atmosphere during the course of a year as a result of the the artist's automobile use for art business purposes. The artist then selected tree trunks with an equivalent carbon content. Depicted here are tree trucks corresponding to 1994 carbon emissions, 1995 carbon emissions, and a third truck that was added later, in Basel Switzerland, to account for carbon emissions as the artwork traveled.  The work was exhibited in Chicago, Illinois; Basel Switzerland; L√ľneburg, Germany; and currently resides in the Springhornhof Foundation sculpture park in Neuenkirchen  in the north of Germany.