The media are not toys… they can be entrusted only to new artists, because they are art forms.
RadialArt Installation in Landscape
Poughkeepsie, New York
Year: fall 2016
+bamboo +japanesegarden +radial +sculpture +onsite +installation +public art +plywood
On the Vassar campus, the Japanese garden has started to decay over the years due to a lack of maintenance. In the middle of the garden landscape is a large rock, which collects rain water through its narrow opening. My sculptural intervention on the site is a visual device in a radial shape meant to channel new energy into the space and serve as a contrast point to the yin energy of the stone. Made of much more temporal material - bamboo - and in its natural pale shade, its yang energy resonates through the condensed foci point in the center, from which positive energy tunnels through. The piece is made of a total of 881 chopsticks from the waste and donation of Asian American fast food restaurants in the area. The sculpture was installed on site and left to blend into its natural surroundings.