As We Turn with the World

1991

A participatory mixed-media installation that questions our position in the world and perceptions about our relation to the natural environment. Upon reading of a title plaque, viewers are enticed to enter the space/place that includes a maze configuration of water troughs with live chia trees and a raised throne in the middle. The perimeter of the space is defined by a circle of extremely white grow lights. After wandering the maze of miniature trees, the viewer sits on the throne, a sensor activates a motor which slowly turns the chair (viewer) one revolution then stops. The viewer is in a position of being the center of the universe on this slow revolution; the perspective is looking down upon the forest with the sun in the background.

Other Projects

Public Art

  1. Living Waters of Larimer, 2012-2016
  2. Permaculture Orchard, 2011
  3. One Mile Garden, 2008—present
  4. WeGrow, 2004-2006
  5. Listen to the South Side, 2000-2004
  6. Nine Mile Run Greenway Project, 1996-2000
  7. Urban Semi-Wilderness Area, 1994-1998
  8. Barletta’s News, 1994
  9. Commemorative Monument to Native Americans, 1993
  10. Water Rites: A Domestic Arrangement, 1991
  11. Monument to the Fall of the Television Evangelists, 1988

Installations

  1. The NEW R5 Travel Agency, 2008
  2. Following in My Father’s Footsteps, 2003
  3. An Island For 2 Axe Heads, A String..., 1996
  4. Eco-Mobile Home/Office Entertainment System, 1993
  5. The Persian Gulf Bowl, 1992
  6. As We Turn with the World, 1991
  7. It’s Always Greener on the Greener side, OR..., 1990
  8. The Pantheozone: Temple To The Ozone, 1989

Proposals

  1. Google Earth Camouflage, A Revision Request, An Ecoart..., 2008
  2. One Tree EcoArt Proposal, 2007
  3. Greening the Andy Warhol Museum: It’s for the..., 2007
  4. 3 Sisters Garden, 2003
  5. Ecotone: A Public Art Proposal for the David..., 2002
  6. Greening Purnell: Site-Specific Sculpture Proposal to Integrate Nature..., 2000