Greening the Andy Warhol Museum: It’s for the Birds

2007

Exhibited in Six Billion Perps Held Hostage! Artists Address Global Warming at the Andy Warhol Museum as a site-specific Ecoart Proposal to grow the rooftop of the Andy Warhol Museum with an engineered green roofsystem. Matt Wrbican, archivist of the museum, to assist the selection of an Andy Self Portrait and for to six species of sedum to best represent the aesthetics of the artwork for the birds, the humans flying over in airplanes, and of course all those humans on Google Earth. Solar Panels added to the roof both to shade existing skylights and to provide electricity to all enclosed areas: penthouses, stairwells, bathrooms, research facilities, cafes and the theater.

Green Roofs represent an elegant opportunity to simultaneously mitigate environmental problems and create immediate life enhancing value. Beyond all the ecological health benefits that green roofs provide for the planet, they also create a whole, new art ecosystem for the birds and for the humans to view via Google Earth.

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