Above the earth and beneath the clouds, 2022
Ceramics, astroturf, speakers, sounds (created by artist)
Strange plants growing in a surreal world, this piece is a sound installation based on 5 separate sounds playing at the same time – 4 of the sounds are memories, recordings from a walk with my dog in Vermont, from birds singing on my deck, to bells chiming in DC, to the sound of a fire hydrant pouring out running water. The last sound, emanating from the black and white ceramic piece (named boombox) is a live scanner of the NYPD Special Ops Department. There is a disruptive and unsettling sense from the sounds overlapping but also an induced meditative state.