Commissions, Environmental Sculpture & Installations
2019“Model for Teardrop–Monument to Being Earthbound,” 1984-2019, The Shed, New York
“Model for Probability Pyramid–Study for Crystal Pyramid,” 1976-2019, The Shed, New York
“Model for A Forest for New York,” 2014-2019, The Shed, New York2017“The Living Pyramid,” 2015/2017, Documenta 14, Kassel, Germany
“Pascal’s Perfect Probability Pyramid & the People Paradox – The Predicament,” 1980/2016, The New School, New York2015"The Living Pyramid", Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City, New York
"Wheatfield", (12 acres of wheat planted and harvested), Porta Nuova District, Milan, Italy2009 –2011"Chambered Nautilus Amphitheater", Three Rivers Community College, Norwich, Conn. (in process of installation) (28' x 90' x 90')2005"Indian Bend Wash Art Project", Scottsdale Public Art Program, Scottsdale, Az. (resigned from project)
"Poles Apart/Poles Together", outdoor installation on the Grand Canal for the 51st Venice Biennale, the International Artists' Museum, Museo Storico Navale, Venice, Italy2001"Markers" (Construction in Process), Venice Biennale, Italy. Two-meter banner with tree image and poetry installed above Via Garibaldi in Venice, Italy
"Uprooted and Deified-the Golden Tree", (A fully grown tree unearthed with roots intact, painted gold and installed horizontally in midair, Göteborgs Internationella Konstbiennal, Sweden (summer/fall)2000"Masterplan-Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie", the Fort Asperen Foundation. 25-year Masterplan to bring into prominence and environmentally sustainable the 85-km long defense line dotted with 70 forts & fortifications built from the 16th -19th centuries in the center region of the Netherlands. The masterplan includes historical preservation, land reclamation, water and flood managment, urban planning, landscape architecture, urban design. A project whose realization depended on various branches of the Dutch ministry.
"Crystal Fort-Masterplan-Nieuwe Hollandse Waterlinie", original desig of a full scale fortress made of glass, to be built along the Waterlinie as partof the overall masterplan as a major tourist attraction. (120'x120'x60')
"The Irish Hunger Memorial" Memorial for a half-acre site at Battery Park City, New York (finalist)
"Poetry Walk-Reflections: Pools of Thought", (with Time Capsule 2000-3000 A.D.), a permanent installation of 20 granite stones (4x5ft and weighing 300 lbs each), carved with poetry embedded into lawn at University of Virginia (535 feet by 60 feet). A Millennial Project, sponsored by the University and the University of Virginia Art Museum, Charlottesville.l998"A Forest for Australia", six thousand trees of endangered species with varying heights at maturity, were planted into five spirals forming step pyramids for each spiral when the trees are full grown, 400 x 80 meters, Altoona Treatment Plant, Melbourne, Australia
"Sheep-In the Image of Man", an installation of live sheep at the American Academy in Rome, Italy, while resident there on a Rome Prize Fellowship1992-1996"Tree Mountain-A Living Time Capsule," Pinsiö gravel pits, YlÖjärvi, Finland; co-sponsored by the United Nations Environment Program and the Ministry of the Environment, Government of Finland. 420x270x28 meters. 11,000 trees planted in an intricate mathematical pattern by 11,000 people from around the world, to be preserved for 400 years. One of the largest reclamations sites in the world and most complex in its philosophy, Tree Mountain was declared a protected national forest.1995"Art on the Edge", symbols and poetry by the artist carved into the edge of Mahtesh Ramon Crater, commissioned by the Artist Museum, Mitzpe Ramon, Israel1992"Hot/Cold Earthship with Heartbeat", 40 ft wooden barge filled with earth, soundtrack of heartbeat-oars, ancient anchor, ropes, and chains. Also: "Stelae II," two hand carved granite tablets (1.5 ton each), commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, and the Art Museum of Tampere, Finland for the "Strata" exhibition.1990-"Circle of Megaliths with Sundial". Commissioned by the International Center for the Preservation of Wild Animals, a 10,000-acre wildlife preserve and research center in Columbus, Ohio. (finalist)1991-1992"Introspection I-Evolution", 17 ft mural depicts human evolution. Commissioned by the Harold Washington Library Center. Winner of Chicago Bar Assoc. Young Lawyers Public Art Award. City of Chicago Public Art Program.1988-1991"North Waterfront Park Master Plan". Art concept, development and design of 97-acre landfill, with 12-acre wildlife sanctuary, fresh water lake, brackish marsh, tidal pools, lighthouses and sunflower/wildflower meadows. Dept of Public Works, City of Berkeley, Calif. Master Plan approved 1991. (Collaboration with Richard Haag and John Roberts landscape architects. Project not realized, declared a dog run instead.)1986-90"Flying Pyramids for the Twenty-Second Century", environmental installation for a six acre site with coral rock, wildflowers, and water features. Miami International Airport, Metro-Dade County Art in Public Places, Florida. (Unrealized due to inadequate organization by the City)1988-1989"Bird Project: Visual Investigation of Systems in Motion," research and development grant to produce film on migratory bird colonies in the south of Sweden, American-Scandinavian Foundation1988"The Human Argument in Steel & Crystal with Sundial", University City Science Center, Redevelopment Authority of the City of Philadelphia, Penn. (finalist)1986-1987"Hypersphere--The Earth in the Shape of the Universe," five-ton etched glass suspension ceiling, and complete lobby design. First National Bank of Chicago's New York City headquarters at Equitable Center, New York. Dedicated January 14, 1987.1986"Stelae-Messages from Another Time--Discoveries of Minds and People," two hand-carved marble tablets depict major scientific breakthroughs, Santa Maria di Castello, Genoa, Italy. Commissioned by Dept. of Cultural Affairs & Artemesia, Genoa, Italy. Presently installed on the facade of the Engineering Building at Bucknell University, Lewiston, Pa.1982"Wheatfield - A Confrontation," two acres of wheat planted and harvested in Manhattan's financial district, Battery Park landfill, downtown Manhattan. Commissioned by the Public Art Fund, New York.1980"Anima/Persona-The Seed in 4-D ," the first 360-degree integral hologram, a holographic film of the growth process in motion.1979"Probability Pyramid - The Crystal Pyramid and the Seed," commissioned for the Great Ideas Series, Container Corporation of America, Chicago, Ill.1979"Time Capsule 1979-2979," (buried a time capsule to be opened in a thousand years) Artpark, Lewiston, New York.1978"Time/Fuse/Attitudes," A three-part environmental project, Bulderup, Sweden1977"Rice/Tree/Burial", a four-part project of planting a rice field 200 ft above the Niagara gorge, chaining the trees in a sacred Indian forest, burying a time capsule and filming Niagara Falls from Its edge. Commissioned by Artpark, Lewiston, New York. (catalog)1968"Haiku Poetry Burial, Rice Planting and Tree Chaining," the first eco/philosophical work from the "Eco-Logic" series. Sullivan County, New York.