BookGarden, ongoing project
Above is Day 1 from 2016 in the Bookgarden
More BookGarden Images
Materials: books, acrylic, telephone, fabric, paint, cord, thread
While the technical methods in which we communicate information to each other and the world have changed throughout time, the basic forms of a book (large scale information deposit), a spoken message (in person or by technological proxy), or as a hastily written note (handwritten or typed and created for one set of eyes or for all of Twitter to ingest) has not changed. We have always had the choice of how we handle those messages. What we communicate is ultimately left to be ignored, noticed, remembered or forgotten.
Please interact with the phone and discover the satisfaction of a rotary dial and a hefty receiver, write a message to be noticed, ignored, remembered or forgotten, and finally drop it in the bag below.
Sit with Your Words and the Dictionary of Shared Words (2018) from Corners of Thought at Sweetwater Center for the Arts. Church Pew, Dictionaries, wood, dictionary pages, acrylic paint, over head projector sheets, canvas strap, upholstery tacks
Visitors were encouraged to sit on the bench, think about their words, and add a word to the Dictionary of Shared Words that they felt was important to share.
These images are from the summer 2018 More BookGarden Images
Phone in use at Sweetwater Center for the Arts during Corners of Thought
Held Words is still on display at the center.
Bedtime Stories, currently resides in the BookGarden, this image is from winter 2018
Bedtime Stories (2017) wood, discarded books, brackets, screws
Shown in the Garden Works Sculpture Exhibit at Oglebay Bissonette Gardens.
Habitat Suitable for Words to Grow (2018) window installation at Gilberti Fine Art. lots of fabric, paper, yarn , more fabric, hair stylist head, vintage hat, paper-mache hands, incorporating some of my womanly sculptures.
describes the way an idea can travel among places between people.
Goddess of Text