Screen prints on paper, LED lights
Installation, dimensions variable
Using a matrix of screen printed images this installation presents an ephemeral version of Untermyer Park. Printed versions of plants, garden architecture and decorative objects transform unlikely spaces into elaborate paper garden. The conceptual border and lack of framing create an experience blurring the lines between authenticity and myth. The uncanny illusion of a natural environment, contrasted with the authentic nature of outdoors, is similar to our relationship with public parks in urban areas. We allow ourselves to enjoy the wildness of the seemingly undeveloped areas of urban parks. Yet, urban parks have been carefully constructed to elicit an experience of being in wilderness. Bringing a printed version of the garden to interior architectural spaces is similar to our relationship with parks in urban environments. This project aims to bring a facsimile of an outdoor garden inside creating a dialog between the interior and exterior.