INTERVENTIONS 914 WHITESBORO STREET: 1998-PRESENT
Translucent Home 2008, Sculpture Space grounds, Utica, New York
Interventions 914 Whitesboro Street is a multi-year project on Sculpture Space grounds in Utica, NY that I began when I was a resident at Sculpture Space.
In 1998, I built Insert, a large stainless steel wall penetrating the abandoned house at 914 Whitesboro Street. In 2001, I created Solitary View, an exploration of the inside of the house. By 2006 the house became structurally unstable and was demolished. The stone foundation was retained for Translucent Home. My third intervention on the same house site, Translucent Home embodies the idea of transformation and continuance. In 2012, I began Trace, the planting of 3,000 narcissus bulbs on the vanished foundation walls of five demolished homes that once lined Whitesboro Street. The first blooming occurred in April 2013 and will recur each spring. In the Fall of 2017 I will be planting an additional 1,000 daffodils on former house sites on property owned by the Utica Urban Renewal Agency as part of Utica Tracings, a continuation of Trace.
Interventions 914 Whitesboro Street is sited on Sculpture Space grounds, Utica, NY. Special thanks to Sculpture Space for their ongoing support.
INSERT (1998) Sculpture Space residency funded by the New York State Council on the Arts. Additional funding for Insert provided by the Office of the Dean of Faculty, Hamilton College. In kind support: Sculpture Space.
SOLITARY VIEW (2001) Funding for Solitary View was provided by an Artists' Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. In kind support: Sculpture Space.
TRANSLUCENT HOME (2008) Translucent Home in part was made possible with support from Sculpture Space, funding received in partnership with GroWest from the Art Creating Community Decentralization Program a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered by the Stanley Center for the Arts, private donations and advice from Creative Time's Open Door program. Additional funding provided by an Artists' Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts.
- Architectural Consultants: Ali Yapicioglu AIA and Rick Hauser, AIA of In.Site: Architecture
- Steel Fabrication and site work: JCA of Utica, Inc.
- Crane Work: Gauthier Fabricating
TRACE (2013) Funding for Trace was received with the help of the micro-philanthropy platform, Hatchfund (a.k.a. USA Projects). Generous community support from Sculpture Space, Jay Groah Goup, Strut, Bodily Charm and numerous individual donors made this project possible.