Projects in Nature – Eleven Environmental Works

Pioneering exhibition of works created for the 120-acre landscape of Merriewold West, with varying topographical features lending themselves to a wide range of site-specific projects, including Andre’s “Water Void”, Aycock’s “Project for a Simple Network for Underground Wells and Tunnels” (perhaps the most ambitious of the projects), Fleischner’s “Sod Drawing”, Torffield’s sound environment created by aeration of water; Trakas’s “Union Station” piece (a wooden bridge and a steel bridge were erected, with their intersection to be detonated, leaving a conical hole), etc. Sadly most of the sculptures, except for remnants of Trakas’s, were removed or destroyed by subsequent owners, with debris dumped in the woods. The catalogue thus remains the principal documentation of these important earthworks and environmental pieces.

Text: Rosen Nancy D., Fry Edward F.. cm 28×28; BW ills.; paperback. Publisher: Merriewold West, Far Hills, New Jersey, 1975.

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Pioneering exhibition of works created for the 120-acre landscape of Merriewold West, with varying topographical features lending themselves to a wide range of site-specific projects, including Andre’s “Water Void”, Aycock’s “Project for a Simple Network for Underground Wells and Tunnels” (perhaps the most ambitious of the projects), Fleischner’s “Sod Drawing”, Torffield’s sound environment created by aeration of water; Trakas’s “Union Station” piece (a wooden bridge and a steel bridge were erected, with their intersection to be detonated, leaving a conical hole), etc. Sadly most of the sculptures, except for remnants of Trakas’s, were removed or destroyed by subsequent owners, with debris dumped in the woods. The catalogue thus remains the principal documentation of these important earthworks and environmental pieces.

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