Mercedes-Benz Financial Services

Chris Powell


dirt, ceramic and found objects, 2012-14, 32"w x 7"h x 5"d

I made these dirt objects after learning about a game played by elementary school students in Japan. During recess, and with a teacher’s sanction, children make mud dumplings using playground dirt and water, taking great care in forming and drying their objects. After the balls of dirt are dry, the kids engage in contests to see whose dirt dumpling is the hardest by dropping one ball onto another’s ball to see if it will break the target or be broken by it.

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Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.

Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.