Eric Dallimore

Residency
Artistic Changing Landscapes
Website
http://www.ericdallimore.com
Type of work
Installation Artist
Location
Colorado
Year
2010

Dallimore created a living public sculpture titled The Louisiana Pipeline. The installation took the form of a pipeline composed entirely of organic matter and seeds, visually representing man’s destructive force of oil exploration on the Gulf Coast.

A New Orleans native, Eric Dallimore received his B.F.A. from Louisiana State University in 2004.  In 2008, he created his first public art piece, Untitled 6209, a sculpture built from the wreckage of 29 homes after Hurricane Katrina.  In 2011, he opened up Leon, an art gallery in Denver, where he served as artistic director until 2017.

“Dave Baker helped me to realize what a healthy, natural ecosystem of Southern Louisiana looks like, and what could be disturbing that balance.  This knowledge influenced my work of art greatly, as I was able to harvest seeds from indigenous sedges, rushes and rounds for my sculpture.”