Vertical Greensward

Vertical Greensward was an installation included in "Site Specifics '05" at the Islip Art Museum.  The idea of the lawn as something that is both a welcome mat and a barrier between the private world of a house and the public realm of the street animated this work. The title is a play on Frederick Law Olmstead's original name for Central Park, "the Greensward Project". My Greensward is a bit of a pun, as well, since the enlarged grass blades are more akin to swords than "Swards." In addition, the line of oversized grass cut off access to the museum's next several galleries, forcing viewers to walk outside to continue seeing the show.