Ucross , Wyoming

Flourine Dye, river, : © 2001 / Ucross Wyoming

Created at the Ucross Foundation artist residency in Ucross Wyoming, a fish-safe Fluorescent water tracing dye is added to a river to make the invisible currents visible. The toxic looking (antifreeze colored) dye transform this beautiful prairie river into something more curious and almost sinister for albeit a brief time. The art-action reveals the usually invisible patterns of water movement, eddies and currents. This dye is safe for fish and wildlife but creates a beautiful and highly disturbing ephemeral gesture within the landscape.