Temporary interactive gallery installation, 10'h x 30'w x 30'd. Corrugated plastic, stainless steel and handmade pillows. The work is one continuous interconnected sculpture that responds to air movements and touching. Visitors are actively encouraged to interact with the installation and take"selfies".
This installation is inspired by a poem, The Consent, by Howard Nemerov. It pays homage to the annual autumn phenomena of falling Gingko leaves which are plentiful in Dayton, Ohio. It encourages people to be fully engaged with their bodies and minds, allowing people to touch the art or even lay on it.
This was part of a bi-annual public art call for entry process. After re-installation at Indiana University, it is being repurposed, reconfigured for permanent installation in two local high schools. Terry Welker, FAIA, recruited Jenny Montgomery, Dayton STEM School art teacher to assist and collaboratively teach high school students about mobiles.
Another rich memory of fall is the activity of raking leaves into piles only for the pleasure of laying in them. This installation invites you to take a simple rest in the pile of Gingko pillows.
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