Grass Braiding / Weaving These woven
grass installations are created by
braiding, styling or weaving tall grasses
in-situ, as if the earth had hair. It
delights me to create work that is more
formal in nature, that is created outdoors
with little more than some gloves and
gardening tools. I get a great deal
of satisfaction from the physical labor,
and a clarity that comes from having to
observe closely and respond, moment by
moment, to the very specific conditions of
a site. Woven Grass Village, 2011, Smoke Farm (collaboration with
Created for the Lo-Fi Art and
Farm, Adria and I were interested in
creating a space that people would
actually inhabit and use. We ended
up with something that was part living
room, part village, and part stage.
This part of the installation was about a
Adria and me
at the very beginning of the piece.
Adria in the entryway to the Village.
Five-strand woven 'welcome mat' and giant
french twists in foreground.
old maple tree was our shade and resting
spot and served as a backyard to the
Central Plaza of the Village. The
piece around the maple tree is about 40
feet in total length.
functioned pretty much as we had hoped –
people napped, read poetry, held
impromptu performances and singalongs,
and just hung out there.
Park, Duvall, WA.
Created as part of The Long Walk, a four
day, 45 mile art event / walk through the
King County Trails system organized by