Seven Hidden Objects
Seven Hidden Objects

Park Slope NY 2003-04

Hidden pieces are revealed to the dweller after one year

In response to a participant who has lived alone for many years and in response to a story about a mysterious appearance of a book in her apartment,  I decided to intervene in secretive ways in her living space.  Inspired by the 14th century Persian Poet Rumi, and the beginning line of the following poem, 

For sixty years I have been forgetful, every minute, but not for a second has this flowing towards me stopped or slowed.

I was interested in the question of could art have an impact if you simply know that it is there. The elements of the piece are listed below.

-This poem was written on a tiny silk ribbon and stuffed into the crack of a wall by the front door with the last half inch hanging out.

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The ribbon hangs out by the door unnoticed for a year
The ribbon hangs out by the door unnoticed for a year
One year later, it is pulled out
One year later, it is pulled out
Drips sliced off and placed up
Drips sliced off and placed up
Spice jars
Spice jars

Spice jars were emptied and figures from a local toyshop were glued to the bottoms, spices were refilled.

The Fire That Burns Deep
The Fire That Burns Deep

A painting in the kitchen depicts a camp fire barely lit, on the wall just behind it a raging cluster of orange pom pom's fuel the fire.

Tribute to Yoko Ono
Tribute to Yoko Ono

The word YES was embroidered in the inner placket of a favorite white linen shirt. A reference to Yoko Ono and a piece from a book in the apartment

Seven Hidden Objects
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The ribbon hangs out by the door unnoticed for a year
One year later, it is pulled out
Drips sliced off and placed up
Spice jars
The Fire That Burns Deep
Tribute to Yoko Ono
Seven Hidden Objects

Park Slope NY 2003-04

Hidden pieces are revealed to the dweller after one year

In response to a participant who has lived alone for many years and in response to a story about a mysterious appearance of a book in her apartment,  I decided to intervene in secretive ways in her living space.  Inspired by the 14th century Persian Poet Rumi, and the beginning line of the following poem, 

For sixty years I have been forgetful, every minute, but not for a second has this flowing towards me stopped or slowed.

I was interested in the question of could art have an impact if you simply know that it is there. The elements of the piece are listed below.

-This poem was written on a tiny silk ribbon and stuffed into the crack of a wall by the front door with the last half inch hanging out.

The ribbon hangs out by the door unnoticed for a year
One year later, it is pulled out
Drips sliced off and placed up
Spice jars

Spice jars were emptied and figures from a local toyshop were glued to the bottoms, spices were refilled.

The Fire That Burns Deep

A painting in the kitchen depicts a camp fire barely lit, on the wall just behind it a raging cluster of orange pom pom's fuel the fire.

Tribute to Yoko Ono

The word YES was embroidered in the inner placket of a favorite white linen shirt. A reference to Yoko Ono and a piece from a book in the apartment

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