Ladder to Fruitlands

Ladder to Fruitlands

Ladder to Fruitlands. Gianna Stewart. 2015.

 

Ladder to Fruitlands is a simple gesture, nodding to the Fruitlands Experiment of 1843-44 in the very farmhouse it overlooks. When visiting, and reading up about the place, I was struck by this search for utopia through the land- full of lofty ideas, but with no real physical means to get there. 

 

Spending some time at the site, you may just see a freight pass behind the farmhouse. 

 

Ladder to Fruitlands is made from painted steel. 6' 5"height x 2' 8" width at base which recedes to 3" width at top. 8' long steel rails lean at a 51 degree angle over the landscape towards the farmhouse.

 

 

 

Steel Fabrication: Dan Kendall

Special thanks to Nash Golon for structural advice. 

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 Site: Overlooking the Fruitlands Farmhouse where the Transcendentalist Fruitlands Experiment took place in 1843.  The Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, MA    http://www.fruitlands.org

Site: Overlooking the Fruitlands Farmhouse where the Transcendentalist Fruitlands Experiment took place in 1843.

The Fruitlands Museum, Harvard, MA 

http://www.fruitlands.org

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  Ladder to Fruitlands  is part of the  Art in Nature  show juried by   Curator of Collections Michael Volmar,  Murray Dewart , of the Boston Sculptors Gallery, and Harvard artist  Linda Hoffman   at the Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA. 

Ladder to Fruitlands is part of the Art in Nature show juried by  Curator of Collections Michael Volmar, Murray Dewart, of the Boston Sculptors Gallery, and Harvard artist Linda Hoffman at the Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA. 

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Banisters

Banisters

Banisters. Gianna Stewart. 2013

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Banisters

Banisters

detail.

Banisters. Gianna Stewart. 2013. 

Fourth Wall Project

Fourth Wall Project

Banisters was in the show "This Land" November, 2013 at Fourth Wall Project, 132 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA. 

 

http://fourthwallproject.com/flog/2013/11/14/this-land/

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Boundaries

Boundaries

Boundaries. Gianna Stewart. 2013. 

Boundaries

Boundaries

an interactive installation

Boundaries

Boundaries

Boundaries. Gianna Stewart. 2013. 

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The Bird

The Bird

The Bird. Gianna Stewart. Cyclorama Show, MFA Thesis Exhibition, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA, May 2014.

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The Bird

The Bird

Detail.

Two buckets contained video of birds feasting on seed from below. 

 

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The Bird

The Bird

The Bird. Gianna Stewart. Cyclorama Show, MFA Thesis Exhibition, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA, May 2014.

The Bird

The Bird

The Bird. Gianna Stewart. Cyclorama Show, MFA Thesis Exhibition, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA, May 2014.

 

Background: Tiara Jenkins. Thesis Performance. May 2014.

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