This sited work consists of three sculptural groupings with stone constructions, benches, pathways and prairie grasses along the Fox River. The benches are inscribed with intricate patterns cut into the stainless steel surface. The visual images of a plant's root system, a vascular cell structure and the winged seedpod of the maple tree, have been paired with Haiku poems written by Bashō ("Winter solitude - in a world of one color the sound of wind"), Buson ("Coming back - so many pathways through the spring grass") and Issa ("The world of dew is the world of dew... and yet, and yet"). The images and poems allude to nature, seasonal cycles and transition.
2007; reclaimed Virginia slate, stainless steel, prairie grasses, crushed rock pathways; 6'H x 170'W x 170'D; University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Commissioned by the Wisconsin Arts Board.
3D Artist, Artist, Environmental Artist, Installation Artist, Sculptor