May 31, 2017 0

Woodhenge

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Insect woodhenge.
Griffiss International Sculpture Garden, Rome, New York, USA
Earth, wood, stones, metal and wild flower seeds.
Woodhenge circle  ± 3 meter ∅, Outer circle with wild native flower  ± 20 meter ∅

During the residency at Sculpture Space it was my goal to make an artwork that is merging art and ecology.  I did read about and looked at ancient Native American earthworks and prehistoric structures. At the Utica Library I got books about the Mohawk valley culture and nature. I started by making sketches and 3D models of scrap wood and metal.

The final work is an Insect Woodhenge built on the grounds of Griffiss International Sculpture Garden.
The work will be a habitat for insects/small arthropods and a place for us (humans) to meet them.
It is beneficial for the surroundings as bees and bumblebees are good pollinators.
An symbolic gate keeper in the shape of a half ground beetle is bend out of one metal rod. In the coming years, a clematis overgrow it.
The photos show how the work is completed by me with the help of the Griffiss maintenance team, now nature must take over and the wild flowers grow.

Project was supported by the mondriaan fund,  New york State Council on the arts and the National Endowment for the Arts and Griffiss Business and Technology Park

Below are some work drawings

schets maten hengevooraanzichtbovenaanzicht NB Vogelvlucht

 

 

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