The Wilmington Center for the Study of Local Landscape
The installation consisted of multiple investigations and collections derived from explorations of Wilmington landscapes and exhibited at the Delaware Center for Contemporary the Arts. The central conference table was designed as a display for the work created by twelve local residents, the “founding members” who I worked with on various park-centric projects. All of their photographs, writings and discoveries were housed in boxes and available for museum visitors to explore. Participants utilized the table and gallery as a venue for a final public discussion on landscape related issues.
Surrounding the table were photographic and collection-based projects created while exploring the landscape over three months. The large photograph, The Brandywine Boulder, is a single print on canvas and features a hidden landmark, the area’s largest glacial erratic. Tree Love, on the perimeter walls, is a series documenting the love-inspired carvings and historic arborglyphs found along the Brandywine River. The oldest dates back to 1903. The wooden wall and shelving unit were designed to display the many found objects, artifacts and ephemera collected from the area.
Delawareness / / Delawalking is an artist book devoted to a 100-mile walk from Wilmington to Rehoboth Beach that served as my initial immersion into the landscape.