Planting and Maintaining a perennial garden

an ongoing exploration of materials and mark-making

Planting and Maintaining a Perennial Garden is an ongoing series

that reuses one set of cedar wood panels over many spaces.

Based on the 1930’s New Bauhaus wood paneling of the South Side Community Art Center’s(SSCAC) Margaret Burroughs Gallery, these wood panels are physical records of the history of their spaces.

Sometimes installed as walls, tables, chairs, or floors, the history of the space is visible in the wear, texture, and character of the cedar panels.

Perennial Garden
Perennial Garden

Installed as desk and walls at the Hyde Park Art Center

Perenneial garden
Perenneial garden

Cedar Hyde Park Art Center Installed as platform and walls.

South Side Community Art Center
South Side Community Art Center

Original walls. Photo taken during Demise of the South Side Community Art Center.

Perennial Garden
Perennial Garden

Cedar, varying dimensions. DuSable Museum of African American History, 2017 Installed as a platform for part of Floating Museum's installation, "How to Give Life to a Mountain."

Perennial Garden
Perennial Garden

Perennial Garden planks made into cedar crates

Perennial Garden
Perennial Garden

Perennial Garden planks made into cedar crates

Perennial Garden
Perennial Garden

Installed as walls at Gallery 400 as part of the Demise of the South Side Community Art Center show.

Perennial Garden
Perennial Garden

Performance space created for solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

Perennial Garden
Perennial Garden

Installed for Industry of the Ordinary. Mural by William Walker.