OHMY :: 2004-2005
Rope and textile dye, dimensions variable,
36 trees wrapped with 3/8” rope
18" to 90" from the ground
16 leveled horizontal lines painted on each tree.
Commissioned by the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah NY. Created on the Katonah town green in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Museum.
This piece looks very easy but is totally complicated. I used land survey equipment to level the 16 lines on the 36 trees stretched over a hilly half mile of road.
The Katonah community helped to create this work including the local girl and boy scout troops. The work created controversy amongst the towns people as one day during the installation a local dentist came to see the work b/c his patients were almost in a physical fight in his office over the work confirming people were talking about the art!