Fritz Haeg, 2015
Geodesic Dome at Salmon Creek Farm, 1971
20 x 16 inches
giclee print on archival paper
edition of 25
"Fuller made a lifelong argument for the generalist. “I am not a category,” he said in 1970. If a certain idea required him to make a map, for example, then he became a cartographer. That’s how I’ve been most inspired by Fuller: There is no single discipline that I subscribe to. Gardeners call me an architect; architects often categorize me as an artist; those in the art world may refer to me as an activist; and many activists call me a gardener. Ultimately, I want my work to enter into a mainstream dialogue. While some would argue that it’s no longer reasonable to be a “comprehensivist” (a Buckyism) in our increasingly complex times, I don’t believe that... (excerpt from my Artforum essay, 2008)
I can't escape the profound influence of Buckminster Fuller and his geodesic domes on my life and work. In 2014 I moved from my Los Angeles geodesic dome home-base of 15 years to an old Hippie commune in Northern California. It turns out that the first shelter on the land was a geodesic dome structure given to the commune by Fuller himself, who was befriended by the commune founder Robert Greenway. Apparently the dome only lasted the first season, but it's spirit lives on."