Works > Garden/Gallery

Garden/Gallery was an attempt to build a house. Some time ago, my father-in-law gifted the floor plans for a home that he and my mother-in-law had hoped to, but never built before their divorce. The plans were drawn by a student of Frank Llyod Wright's and were complicated for local builders to follow and too expensive for the young couple. The home included a garden terrace and artist gallery in the original floor plan. For this work in the landscape, the gallery and terrace were chalked out to scale by following measurements in the plans with stakes and rope. The foundational walls were later dug out with a shovel. The grass was mowed with an improvisational pattern adding another layer to the plans and only truly visible when the light was dramatic at sunrise and sunset. I documented the barely visible elements of this work such as the tiny wildflowers and mushrooms, which grew there. The work was purposely sited near the other artists-in-residents at 8550 Ohio, instead of in the tall grasses farther away. We later walked through the work blowing bubbles together. The piece is dedicated to family.

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Garden/Gallery
grass, stakes, string, and field chalk
25' by 52' by grass heights (detail)
2011
2011
Garden/Gallery
grass and grass clippings
25' by 52' by grass heights
2011
Garden/Gallery
grass, stakes, string, field chalk, and dirt
25' by 52' by grass heights
2011
2011
2011
2011
2011