It’s Sad, but the Telling Takes Me Home, Part I

It’s Sad, but the Telling Takes Me Home, Part I

2009-2013
Antique agricultural parts and tools, #4 theatre cord, black sash cord, s-carabiners, slide projection, HD video projection
TRT 11:41

This interdisciplinary series is inspired by my family’s defunct farm in Sonoma, California which has been passed down from successive generations for the last 160 years.  My great-uncle was the last to work the land as a pear orchard in the 1960’s, which is now leased to a local winery.  The surrounding land is littered with antique agricultural tools and parts, once drawn by tractor and before that, horses.   I have activated these rusted relics by creating site-specific installations, hung in direct juxtaposition to the land they once formed.

The farm was sold out of my family in the spring of 2013.