A few weeks ago, Decora asked me to collaborate on this great project. The timeline was really really short but the energy around the whole project was so good and so strong and that’s all we need!
So on Sunday, an audience walked with us through the breathtaking landscape of The Garrison Institute, listening to his powerful new album as we went. Memorial candles were lit, a gospel singer sang out to the river from a high rocky cliff, amazing dancers danced atop rock outcroppings and among apple trees, and we walked a garden labyrinth in the dark, with Decora’s words and music filling our heads and hearts.
My project was a kind of “sketch” for a developing project called Here and Now (Lenapehoking). Sited here among the trees and rocks along a beautiful rocky river ledge trail, it was in conversation with its surroundings and the ever changing ambient light. Approximately 50 mirrored triangular forms glinted in the sun, catching the light and reflecting fragments of the landscape around it–yellow leaves, the sky, the river, those passing by. These mirrored fragments were nestled in the spaces between tree trunks, branches and ancient glacial rock croppings–like a game of hide and seek, look carefully and find more. The environment and the artwork were inseparable, here and now.
And I can’t resist sharing this photo I took after. Deinstallation leads to inspiration. Stay tuned…