Greg Leshé
A description of the first “Mobile Debris Pile” public performance at the South Orange train station, NJ, April 2004 by writer and critic, Peter Walsh

“Trapped within a cumbersome thatch of tree branches that he pushes through city traffic, artist Greg Leshé has created a tragicomic public performance that confuses and delights. “Mobile Debris Pile” from 2004 makes surreal use of country materials to interrupt the flow of daily urban life. The effect is an almost vaudevillian mating of a Monet haystack with the Adams Family’s hair-enshrouded “Cousin It”. Greg has described the experience of being inside the debris pile as providing “an overwhelming sense of protection, calm and peace,” yet the unpredictable hazard of this human tumbleweed is evident to any passerby.”