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Midden

Midden

Midden

 

Midden
Materials: casted clear urethane resin, painted steel, solar LED lighting

 

Artist Statement

Midden: A pile of refuse, chiefly containing shells

When The Big Dig was underway in Boston, several midden were unearthed. The ancient trash heaps revealed much about those who roamed these sites before us. Often the shells grew larger towards the bottom of the piles, artifacts from before oysters were harvested as abundantly. Left alone, an oyster never stops growing.

These dozen oysters of mythical proportions beg the question- what will we leave behind?

Oysters are the water’s natural filters. Here, Midden rests below the air intake shaft for the I-93 tunnel below, pulsing colored light, as if breathing, as the wave of night passes over them.

 

 

Read more here: http://www.rosekennedygreenway.org/visit/public-art/currently-greenway/midden/

Midden

Midden

Volunteers:

Ulana Ainsworth

Audrina Bell Warren

Victoria Reimann 

Matt Shropshire

Christine Banna

Christina Stewart

Peter Hilton

Glenn Hilton

 

Metal Bases:

Dan Kendall, Sincere Metal Works

 

Material Consult:

Caroline Politi, Reynolds Advanced Materials

 

Greenway Public Art Curator:

Lucas Cowan

 

Greenway Staff Especially:

Melissa Henry, Curatorial Assistant

Tom Ball, Maintenance Foreman

 

Photography by:

Christine Banna

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Toll With Me

Toll With Me

Toll With Me is comprised of 8,500 bells. They hang in an undulating form along nearly 100ft of fence on A Street in Fort Point, Boston. Their light sound is activated by the wind or the trailing hand of a passerby.

Gianna Stewart. 2015.

Toll With Me was made possible by FPAC Spring Open Studios and generous support from a grant from The South Boston Community Development Foundation.

For more on the Fort Point Arts Community visit: http://www.fortpointarts.org

Toll With Me

Toll With Me

Toll With Me is comprised of 8,500 bells. They hang in an undulating form along nearly 100ft of fence on A Street in Fort Point, Boston. Their light sound is activated by the wind or the trailing hand of a passerby.

Gianna Stewart. 2015.

Toll With Me was made possible by FPAC Spring Open Studios and generous support from a grant from The South Boston Community Development Foundation.

For more on the Fort Point Arts Community visit: http://www.fortpointarts.org

Toll With Me

Toll With Me

Special thank you to bell hangers:

 

Sue Johnson

Amy Heavisides

Julie Weaver

Tosh Yashiro 

Peter Hilton

 

Toll With Me

Toll With Me

 

 

Toll With Me was installed May 2015 for FPAC Spring Open Studios. The community was invited to help hang bells throughout installation and Open Studios. 

Toll With Me

Toll With Me is comprised of 8,500 bells. They hang in an undulating form along nearly 100ft of fence on A Street in Fort Point, Boston. Their light sound is activated by the wind or the trailing hand of a passerby.

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Capturing The Sunrise

Capturing The Sunrise

Capturing The Sunrise. Video Still. Limited Edition Print. 2015 

 

Capturing The Sunrise

Capturing The Sunrise

Capturing The Sunrise was a video installation for 8Nights8Windows. For eights nights, just after sunset, sunrises were projected onto the window of Cambridge Trust Company, Tremont Street, Boston. 

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Capturing The Sunrise

 As the sun rose, the horizon slowly spun clockwise. 

As the sun rose, the horizon slowly spun clockwise. 

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Capturing The Sunrise