Home(-) and Garden
2018 | Socrates Sculpture Park. Long Island City, Queens, NY
Steel, drinking cans, aluminum, copper wire, Plexiglas, flooring, paint, perennial woodland plants, annual plants, bulbs, woodchips, compost. Each tent-assemblage 18 x 32 x 32 inches (24 tents). Planting dimensions variable (11 planted beds).
The woodland sculpture-garden installation forms a place to contemplate the proliferation of homeless encampments surrounded by screening vegetation as socially produced landscapes that emerge in designed, culturally produced urban landscapes. The work connects New York’s thriving luxury real-estate market with broader urban planning issues, and the active role that these factors play in generating and perpetuating chronic mass homelessness.
Collaborate with Nature. Recycle!
2007 | Plaza Molina, Barcelona, Spain
Recycled materials from the adjacent construction site, painter’s tape. 8 x 10 x 3 feet
An impromptu installation in a square undergoing renovation that accessibly encourages passersby to participate in everyday resource conservation. Unknown individuals participated by placing construction debris and other recycled materials at the base of the installation.