The Seepage of Proserpine
A Site Responsive Installation
Curator, Karin Bravin
Lehman College Art Gallery
October 2, 2012 to January 9, 2013
This installation began months ago with the daily recitation of the poem, “The Garden of Proserpine” by Algernon Charles Swinburne. When I was asked to make a work for Space Invaders, curated by Karin Bravin, it was this poem that began to infuse itself into the very fabric of the piece.
I relish taking a raw space, planning a work that will inhabit that space, and then watching the piece shift and change once I am actually in the space. Though I make drawings and try to do much of the assembling before hand, there is always more required on site. This is necessitated by the immersion of the work within its new environment.