Project for Johnson State College, Johnson, VT
1986
Project for Johnson State College, Johnson, VT, 1986
Pine needles, resin glue
Approximately 100 blocks 8" x 8" x 16" each


This temporary work was constructed by forming pine needles into blocks and returning them to the site where they were gathered. I was interested in bringing a geometry to the site using the predominant materials of that place with as little intervention as possible. My intention was that the work would gradually soften as the water-resistant, but not waterproof, glue deteriorated. To everyone’s surprise—and for reasons no one could understand—the grounds crew gathered up the blocks and stacked them neatly in a pile a few days after the work was complete. Lesson learned: document work in the public realm immediately.

MC-W_1.JOHNSON-STATE

MC-W_2.JOHNSON-STATE

MC-W_3.JOHNSON-STATE

MC-W_4.JOHNSON-STATE

MC-W_5.JOHNSON-STATE

MC-W_7.JOHNSON-STATE

MC-W_6.JOHNSON-STATE

Project for Johnson State College, Johnson, VT
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