Ecological and Lifeforce environments


This was the first environment of the Lifeforce installation series, created along regional waterways.  As an arbor, built on the edge of the waterway, it offered a lengthy journey for viewers. It spoke of the passage of time, nature’s cycles and renewal. The indigenous elements from which it was built, were gathered following the spring floods. Subsequently, it washed away and was then rebuilt after heavy storms. Ultimately, it washed away a second time, reconnecting with and feeding the ecosystem.



Two long views, looking through this habitat like passageway, during different times with changing natural light.

Gifts from the Rondout Creek

Lexington, NY;  1994; 120' x 8' x 16’; Natural elements gathered along the shore, including tree limbs, branches, roots and mud/twig clumps formed by seasonal flooding.