Installation overview, charred newspaper and cast plaster organic forms with charred consumer goods casts, cracked earth, ash, charred newspaper fragments rammed into bookshelf. Wall texts drawn in Kansas mud featuring writings of Wendell Berry, Wes Jackson and poet/sculptor Arna Radovich, collaborative blackboard for viewer/participants, gallery 15 x 11’.
 Installation detail with wood burning stove, charred newspaper fragments rammed into bookshelf, and cast plaster organic forms with charred consumer goods casts, cracked earth and ash. Wall texts drawn in Kansas mud, Wendell Berry.
 Installation detail of cracked earth and ash bounded by cracks in gallery floor.
 Installation detail of grass seeds sprouting from cracked earth.
04.Karen McCoy - Land Institute - Sept 17-4603.jpg
 Installation detail of charred newspaper fragments rammed into bookshelf, ash and charred plaster consumer goods casts.
 Installation detail of charred organic forms shedding their skins as they “climb” through a window into the adjacent gallery, cracked earth and participatory blackboard wall
 Installation detail of charred organic forms shedding their skins as they “climb” through window.
 Installation detail of charred organic forms “climbing” through window, cracked earth and participatory blackboard wall with text by Wes Jackson.
 Installation detail of writing implements for participation
 Installation detail of plaster dust for handprints.
 Installation view of wall after participation .
 Installation detail from wall after participation.
 Installation detail from wall after participation.
 Installation detail from wall after participation.
 Installation detail of Arna Radovich poem written in Kansas mud.
 Installation overview, plaster organic forms and consumer goods casts, “waterline”, wall texts drawn in Kansas mud featuring writings of Natalie Angier, Willa Cather, Wendell Berry, Stan Cox and Paul Cox, Wes Jackson, Elizabeth Kolbert, Karen McCoy, Naderev “Yeb” Saño and Vandana Shiva, 15 x 14’5”
 Installation detail of consumer goods casts “washed up” against the walls with text.
 Installation view of consumer goods casts “washed up” against the bookcase with text by Elizabeth Kolbert.
 Installation detail of sea worm forms taking the place of books (some trying to exhibit vertical spines) with text by Arna Radovitch (L) and Wes Jackson (center and R).
 Installation view.
 Installation detail of bookcase surface, text from Wes Jackson stenciled in powdered plaster “Consult the genius of the place . . . nature as measure”
 Installation detail of bookcase surface, text from Wes Jackson stenciled in powdered plaster “Consult the genius of the place . . . nature as measure”.
 Installation detail of Wendell Berry’s approved paraphrase with window connecting galleries.
  Seemingly Unconnected Events: The Wedge   2007- 2015  Hundreds of plaster casts of organic forms interwoven and interconnected with consumer goods casts*, 90 x 30 x 45”.   Installation at H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO, Fall 2015. 

  Photo: E.G. Schempf
  Seemingly Unconnected Events: The Wedge   2007- 2015  Hundreds of plaster casts of organic forms interwoven and interconnected with consumer goods casts*, 90 x 30 x 45”.   Installation at H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO, Fall 2015. 

  Photo: E.G. Schempf
  Seemingly Unconnected Events Cubed (V5)  2007- 2014 (ongoing)  Hundreds of plaster casts of organic forms interwoven and interconnected with consumer goods casts, 4 x 4 x 40” highest point  Installation at Epsten Gallery, Village Shalom, metropolitan Kansas City, MO, 2014 

  Photo: E.G. Schempf
  Seemingly Unconnected Events Cubed (V3)  2007- 2014 (ongoing)  DETAIL, Hundreds of plaster casts of organic forms interwoven and interconnected with consumer goods casts, 4 x 4 x 40” highest point  Installation at Epsten Gallery, Village Shalom, metropolitan Kansas City, MO, 2014 

  Photo: E.G. Schempf
  Seemingly Unconnected Events Cubed (V3)  2007- 2014 (ongoing)  DETAIL, Hundreds of plaster casts of organic forms interwoven and interconnected with consumer goods casts, 4 x 4 x 40” highest point  Installation at Epsten Gallery, Village Shalom, metropolitan Kansas City, MO, 2014 

  Photo: E.G. Schempf
  Seemingly Unconnected Events V4  2007- 2014 (ongoing)  Hundreds of plaster casts of organic forms stacked and interlaced with consumer goods casts, 15 x 7 x 2.5’  Installation for Re Imagine, Three Person Exhibition, Epsten Gallery, Village Shalom, metropolitan Kansas City, 2014 

  Photo: E.G. Schempf
  Seemingly Unconnected Events V4  2007- 2014 (ongoing)  DETAIL.Hundreds of plaster casts of organic forms stacked and interlaced with consumer goods casts, 15 x 7 x 2.5’  Installation for Re Imagine, Three Person Exhibition, Epsten Gallery, Village Shalom, metropolitan Kansas City, 2014 

  Photo: E.G. Schempf
  Seemingly Unconnected Events V4  2007- 2014 (ongoing)  DETAIL.Hundreds of plaster casts of organic forms stacked and interlaced with consumer goods casts, 15 x 7 x 2.5’  Installation for Re Imagine, Three Person Exhibition, Epsten Gallery, Village Shalom, metropolitan Kansas City, 2014 

  Photo: E.G. Schempf
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  Seemingly Unconnected Events: Card  2011 Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic Mansion Portsmouth, NH  Stacks of cards and take-away buttons were found throughout the installation at the Wentworth-Coolidge House. The front of the card contained this quote from Gaston Bachelard’s, The Poetics of Space.  "For our house is our corner of the world. As has often been said it is our first universe, a real cosmos in every sense of the word.” read: “For our house is our corner of the world. As has often been said it is our first universe, a real cosmos in every sense of the word." Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space  This image is of the back of the card. 
  Seemingly Unconnected Events: Warming  2011 Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic Mansion Portsmouth, NH  Installation in warming niches off the sunken brick kitchen near visitors entrance.  Plaster casts of organic forms with casts into consumer goods packaging, “Seaworms” 2-3” diameter x 17” shortest and 37” longest; consumer goods life sized. 
  Seemingly Unconnected Events: Trap Door  2011 Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic Mansion Portsmouth, NH  Installation in small, stone walled chamber with dirt floor, plaster casts coated with luminescent paint, hand crank flashlights, ¾ “ thick bullet-proof glass replacement in trap door.
  Seemingly Unconnected Events: Storage  2011 Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic Mansion Portsmouth, NH  Installation in closet with consumer goods casts separated from “seaworm” habitat casings casts.  Plaster casts of organic forms with casts into consumer goods packaging, “seaworms” 2-3” diameter x 17” shortest and 37” longest; consumer goods life sized. 
  Seemingly Unconnected Events: New Sea Level  2011 Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic Mansion Portsmouth, NH  Projection into hallway from closet window
  Seemingly Unconnected Events: Ascending/Descending  2011 Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic Mansion Portsmouth, NH  Installation in stairway leading from Coolidge Room to lower level, plaster casts of organic forms with casts into consumer goods packaging, seaworm habitat tubes 2-3” diameter x 17” shortest and 37” longest; consumer goods life sized, with sound of waves lapping the shore overlaid with traffic sounds from an expressway, sound component: Robert Carl, composer
  Seemingly Unconnected Events  2011 Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic Mansion Portsmouth, NH  Main installation in Coolidge Room  Plaster casts of fabricated, larger-than-life seaworm habitat tubes (Hydroides Dianthus) and consumer goods. sound: Robert Carl, ship models, relief sculpture, paintings and needlework: John Templeman Coolidge, Abigail Parsons Coolidge and J.T. Coolidge Jr., available space, seaworms 2-3” diameter x 17 shortest L and 37” longest, consumer goods life-sized.
  Seemingly Unconnected Events  2011 Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic Mansion Portsmouth, NH  Main installation in Coolidge Room  Plaster casts of fabricated, larger-than-life seaworm habitat tubes (Hydroides Dianthus) and consumer goods. sound: Robert Carl, ship models, relief sculpture, paintings and needlework: John Templeman Coolidge, Abigail Parsons Coolidge and J.T. Coolidge Jr., available space, seaworms 2-3” diameter x 17 shortest L and 37” longest, consumer goods life-sized. 
  Seemingly Unconnected Events  2011 Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic Mansion Portsmouth, NH  Main installation in Coolidge Room, DETAIL with source shell and ship model in vitrines, crewl-needlework chair upholstery and plaster casts.  Plaster casts of fabricated, larger-than-life seaworm habitat tubes (Hydroides Dianthus) and consumer goods. sound: Robert Carl, ship models, relief sculpture, paintings and needlework: John Templeman Coolidge, Abigail Parsons Coolidge and J.T. Coolidge Jr., available space, seaworms 2-3” diameter x 17 shortest L and 37” longest, consumer goods life-sized.
  Seemingly Unconnected Events  2011 Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic Mansion Portsmouth, NH  Main installation in Coolidge Room  DETAIL of plaster casts of fabricated, larger-than-life seaworm habitat tubes (Hydroides Dianthus) and consumer goods; seaworms 2-3” diameter x 17 shortest L and 37” longest; consumer goods life-sized. 
  Seemingly Unconnected Events  2011 Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic Mansion Portsmouth, NH  Main installation in Coolidge Room  DETAIL of plaster casts of fabricated, larger-than-life seaworm habitat tubes (Hydroides Dianthus) and consumer goods; seaworms 2-3” diameter x 17 shortest L and 37” longest; consumer goods life-sized. 
  Seemingly Unconnected Events  2011 Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic Mansion Portsmouth, NH  Main installation in Coolidge Room  DETAIL of plaster casts of fabricated, larger-than-life seaworm habitat tubes (Hydroides Dianthus) and consumer goods; seaworms 2-3” diameter x 17 shortest L and 37” longest; consumer goods life-sized. 
  Seemingly Unconnected Events  2007- present (ongoing)  Source material for series, the habitat tubes of the sea worm Hydroides Dianthes, shown here colonizing a clam shell.


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 Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic Mansion Pre-Revolutionary War Royal Governor’s home Portsmouth, NH   Seemingly Unconnected Events was installed in five selected sites in the home, along with other artists in a group exhibition, Art Encounters Preservation, 2011, The main room of the installation of Seemingly Unconnected Events is seen on the far right, the Coolidge Room overlooking Little Harbor, a bay off of the Atlantic Ocean.  Photo: Ellen Edersheim.
 Installation overview, charred newspaper and cast plaster organic forms with charred consumer goods casts, cracked earth, ash, charred newspaper fragments rammed into bookshelf. Wall texts drawn in Kansas mud featuring writings of Wendell Berry, Wes Jackson and poet/sculptor Arna Radovich, collaborative blackboard for viewer/participants, gallery 15 x 11’.
Installation overview, charred newspaper and cast plaster organic forms with charred consumer goods casts, cracked earth, ash, charred newspaper fragments rammed into bookshelf. Wall texts drawn in Kansas mud featuring writings of Wendell Berry, Wes Jackson and poet/sculptor Arna Radovich, collaborative blackboard for viewer/participants, gallery 15 x 11’.
 Installation detail with wood burning stove, charred newspaper fragments rammed into bookshelf, and cast plaster organic forms with charred consumer goods casts, cracked earth and ash. Wall texts drawn in Kansas mud, Wendell Berry.
Installation detail with wood burning stove, charred newspaper fragments rammed into bookshelf, and cast plaster organic forms with charred consumer goods casts, cracked earth and ash. Wall texts drawn in Kansas mud, Wendell Berry.
 Installation detail of cracked earth and ash bounded by cracks in gallery floor.
Installation detail of cracked earth and ash bounded by cracks in gallery floor.
 Installation detail of grass seeds sprouting from cracked earth.
Installation detail of grass seeds sprouting from cracked earth.
04.Karen McCoy - Land Institute - Sept 17-4603.jpg
 Installation detail of charred newspaper fragments rammed into bookshelf, ash and charred plaster consumer goods casts.
Installation detail of charred newspaper fragments rammed into bookshelf, ash and charred plaster consumer goods casts.
 Installation detail of charred organic forms shedding their skins as they “climb” through a window into the adjacent gallery, cracked earth and participatory blackboard wall
Installation detail of charred organic forms shedding their skins as they “climb” through a window into the adjacent gallery, cracked earth and participatory blackboard wall
 Installation detail of charred organic forms shedding their skins as they “climb” through window.
Installation detail of charred organic forms shedding their skins as they “climb” through window.
 Installation detail of charred organic forms “climbing” through window, cracked earth and participatory blackboard wall with text by Wes Jackson.
Installation detail of charred organic forms “climbing” through window, cracked earth and participatory blackboard wall with text by Wes Jackson.
 Installation detail of writing implements for participation
Installation detail of writing implements for participation
 Installation detail of plaster dust for handprints.
Installation detail of plaster dust for handprints.
 Installation view of wall after participation .
Installation view of wall after participation.
 Installation detail from wall after participation.
Installation detail from wall after participation.
 Installation detail from wall after participation.
Installation detail from wall after participation.
 Installation detail from wall after participation.
Installation detail from wall after participation.
 Installation detail of Arna Radovich poem written in Kansas mud.
Installation detail of Arna Radovich poem written in Kansas mud.
 Installation overview, plaster organic forms and consumer goods casts, “waterline”, wall texts drawn in Kansas mud featuring writings of Natalie Angier, Willa Cather, Wendell Berry, Stan Cox and Paul Cox, Wes Jackson, Elizabeth Kolbert, Karen McCoy, Naderev “Yeb” Saño and Vandana Shiva, 15 x 14’5”
Installation overview, plaster organic forms and consumer goods casts, “waterline”, wall texts drawn in Kansas mud featuring writings of Natalie Angier, Willa Cather, Wendell Berry, Stan Cox and Paul Cox, Wes Jackson, Elizabeth Kolbert, Karen McCoy, Naderev “Yeb” Saño and Vandana Shiva, 15 x 14’5”
 Installation detail of consumer goods casts “washed up” against the walls with text.
Installation detail of consumer goods casts “washed up” against the walls with text.
 Installation view of consumer goods casts “washed up” against the bookcase with text by Elizabeth Kolbert.
Installation view of consumer goods casts “washed up” against the bookcase with text by Elizabeth Kolbert.
 Installation detail of sea worm forms taking the place of books (some trying to exhibit vertical spines) with text by Arna Radovitch (L) and Wes Jackson (center and R).
Installation detail of sea worm forms taking the place of books (some trying to exhibit vertical spines) with text by Arna Radovitch (L) and Wes Jackson (center and R).
 Installation view.
Installation view.
 Installation detail of bookcase surface, text from Wes Jackson stenciled in powdered plaster “Consult the genius of the place . . . nature as measure”
Installation detail of bookcase surface, text from Wes Jackson stenciled in powdered plaster “Consult the genius of the place . . . nature as measure”
 Installation detail of bookcase surface, text from Wes Jackson stenciled in powdered plaster “Consult the genius of the place . . . nature as measure”.
Installation detail of bookcase surface, text from Wes Jackson stenciled in powdered plaster “Consult the genius of the place . . . nature as measure”.
 Installation detail of Wendell Berry’s approved paraphrase with window connecting galleries.
Installation detail of Wendell Berry’s approved paraphrase with window connecting galleries.
  Seemingly Unconnected Events: The Wedge   2007- 2015  Hundreds of plaster casts of organic forms interwoven and interconnected with consumer goods casts*, 90 x 30 x 45”.   Installation at H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO, Fall 2015. 

  Photo: E.G. Schempf
Seemingly Unconnected Events:The Wedge 2007- 2015Hundreds of plaster casts of organic forms interwoven and interconnected with consumer goods casts*, 90 x 30 x 45”. Installation at H&R Block Artspace,Kansas City, MO, Fall 2015. 

Photo: E.G. Schempf
  Seemingly Unconnected Events: The Wedge   2007- 2015  Hundreds of plaster casts of organic forms interwoven and interconnected with consumer goods casts*, 90 x 30 x 45”.   Installation at H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO, Fall 2015. 

  Photo: E.G. Schempf
Seemingly Unconnected Events:The Wedge 2007- 2015Hundreds of plaster casts of organic forms interwoven and interconnected with consumer goods casts*, 90 x 30 x 45”. Installation at H&R Block Artspace,Kansas City, MO, Fall 2015. 

Photo: E.G. Schempf
  Seemingly Unconnected Events Cubed (V5)  2007- 2014 (ongoing)  Hundreds of plaster casts of organic forms interwoven and interconnected with consumer goods casts, 4 x 4 x 40” highest point  Installation at Epsten Gallery, Village Shalom, metropolitan Kansas City, MO, 2014 

  Photo: E.G. Schempf
Seemingly Unconnected EventsCubed (V5)2007- 2014 (ongoing)Hundreds of plaster casts of organic forms interwoven and interconnected with consumer goods casts, 4 x 4 x 40” highest pointInstallation at Epsten Gallery, Village Shalom, metropolitan Kansas City, MO, 2014 

Photo: E.G. Schempf
  Seemingly Unconnected Events Cubed (V3)  2007- 2014 (ongoing)  DETAIL, Hundreds of plaster casts of organic forms interwoven and interconnected with consumer goods casts, 4 x 4 x 40” highest point  Installation at Epsten Gallery, Village Shalom, metropolitan Kansas City, MO, 2014 

  Photo: E.G. Schempf
Seemingly Unconnected EventsCubed (V3)2007- 2014 (ongoing)DETAIL, Hundreds of plaster casts of organic forms interwoven and interconnected with consumer goods casts, 4 x 4 x 40” highest pointInstallation at Epsten Gallery, Village Shalom, metropolitan Kansas City, MO, 2014 

Photo: E.G. Schempf
  Seemingly Unconnected Events Cubed (V3)  2007- 2014 (ongoing)  DETAIL, Hundreds of plaster casts of organic forms interwoven and interconnected with consumer goods casts, 4 x 4 x 40” highest point  Installation at Epsten Gallery, Village Shalom, metropolitan Kansas City, MO, 2014 

  Photo: E.G. Schempf
Seemingly Unconnected EventsCubed (V3)2007- 2014 (ongoing)DETAIL, Hundreds of plaster casts of organic forms interwoven and interconnected with consumer goods casts, 4 x 4 x 40” highest pointInstallation at Epsten Gallery, Village Shalom, metropolitan Kansas City, MO, 2014 

Photo: E.G. Schempf
  Seemingly Unconnected Events V4  2007- 2014 (ongoing)  Hundreds of plaster casts of organic forms stacked and interlaced with consumer goods casts, 15 x 7 x 2.5’  Installation for Re Imagine, Three Person Exhibition, Epsten Gallery, Village Shalom, metropolitan Kansas City, 2014 

  Photo: E.G. Schempf
Seemingly Unconnected EventsV42007- 2014 (ongoing)Hundreds of plaster casts of organic forms stacked and interlaced with consumer goods casts, 15 x 7 x 2.5’Installation for Re Imagine, Three Person Exhibition, Epsten Gallery, Village Shalom, metropolitan Kansas City, 2014 

Photo: E.G. Schempf
  Seemingly Unconnected Events V4  2007- 2014 (ongoing)  DETAIL.Hundreds of plaster casts of organic forms stacked and interlaced with consumer goods casts, 15 x 7 x 2.5’  Installation for Re Imagine, Three Person Exhibition, Epsten Gallery, Village Shalom, metropolitan Kansas City, 2014 

  Photo: E.G. Schempf
Seemingly Unconnected EventsV42007- 2014 (ongoing)DETAIL.Hundreds of plaster casts of organic forms stacked and interlaced with consumer goods casts, 15 x 7 x 2.5’Installation for Re Imagine, Three Person Exhibition, Epsten Gallery, Village Shalom, metropolitan Kansas City, 2014 

Photo: E.G. Schempf
  Seemingly Unconnected Events V4  2007- 2014 (ongoing)  DETAIL.Hundreds of plaster casts of organic forms stacked and interlaced with consumer goods casts, 15 x 7 x 2.5’  Installation for Re Imagine, Three Person Exhibition, Epsten Gallery, Village Shalom, metropolitan Kansas City, 2014 

  Photo: E.G. Schempf
Seemingly Unconnected EventsV42007- 2014 (ongoing)DETAIL.Hundreds of plaster casts of organic forms stacked and interlaced with consumer goods casts, 15 x 7 x 2.5’Installation for Re Imagine, Three Person Exhibition, Epsten Gallery, Village Shalom, metropolitan Kansas City, 2014 

Photo: E.G. Schempf
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  Seemingly Unconnected Events: Card  2011 Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic Mansion Portsmouth, NH  Stacks of cards and take-away buttons were found throughout the installation at the Wentworth-Coolidge House. The front of the card contained this quote from Gaston Bachelard’s, The Poetics of Space.  "For our house is our corner of the world. As has often been said it is our first universe, a real cosmos in every sense of the word.” read: “For our house is our corner of the world. As has often been said it is our first universe, a real cosmos in every sense of the word." Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space  This image is of the back of the card. 
Seemingly Unconnected Events:Card2011Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic MansionPortsmouth, NHStacks of cards and take-away buttons were found throughout the installation at the Wentworth-Coolidge House. The front of the card contained this quote from Gaston Bachelard’s, The Poetics of Space."For our house is our corner of the world. As has often been said it is our first universe, a real cosmos in every sense of the word.” read: “For our house is our corner of the world. As has often been said it is our first universe, a real cosmos in every sense of the word." Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of SpaceThis image is of the back of the card. 
  Seemingly Unconnected Events: Warming  2011 Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic Mansion Portsmouth, NH  Installation in warming niches off the sunken brick kitchen near visitors entrance.  Plaster casts of organic forms with casts into consumer goods packaging, “Seaworms” 2-3” diameter x 17” shortest and 37” longest; consumer goods life sized. 
Seemingly Unconnected Events:Warming2011Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic MansionPortsmouth, NHInstallation in warming niches off the sunken brick kitchen near visitors entrance.Plaster casts of organic forms with casts into consumer goods packaging, “Seaworms” 2-3” diameter x 17” shortest and 37” longest; consumer goods life sized. 
  Seemingly Unconnected Events: Trap Door  2011 Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic Mansion Portsmouth, NH  Installation in small, stone walled chamber with dirt floor, plaster casts coated with luminescent paint, hand crank flashlights, ¾ “ thick bullet-proof glass replacement in trap door.
Seemingly Unconnected Events:Trap Door2011Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic MansionPortsmouth, NHInstallation in small, stone walled chamber with dirt floor, plaster casts coated with luminescent paint, hand crank flashlights, ¾ “ thick bullet-proof glass replacement in trap door.
  Seemingly Unconnected Events: Storage  2011 Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic Mansion Portsmouth, NH  Installation in closet with consumer goods casts separated from “seaworm” habitat casings casts.  Plaster casts of organic forms with casts into consumer goods packaging, “seaworms” 2-3” diameter x 17” shortest and 37” longest; consumer goods life sized. 
Seemingly Unconnected Events:Storage2011Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic MansionPortsmouth, NHInstallation in closet with consumer goods casts separated from “seaworm” habitat casings casts.Plaster casts of organic forms with casts into consumer goods packaging, “seaworms” 2-3” diameter x 17” shortest and 37” longest; consumer goods life sized. 
  Seemingly Unconnected Events: New Sea Level  2011 Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic Mansion Portsmouth, NH  Projection into hallway from closet window
Seemingly Unconnected Events:New Sea Level2011Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic MansionPortsmouth, NHProjection into hallway from closet window
  Seemingly Unconnected Events: Ascending/Descending  2011 Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic Mansion Portsmouth, NH  Installation in stairway leading from Coolidge Room to lower level, plaster casts of organic forms with casts into consumer goods packaging, seaworm habitat tubes 2-3” diameter x 17” shortest and 37” longest; consumer goods life sized, with sound of waves lapping the shore overlaid with traffic sounds from an expressway, sound component: Robert Carl, composer
Seemingly Unconnected Events:Ascending/Descending2011Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic MansionPortsmouth, NHInstallation in stairway leading from Coolidge Room to lower level, plaster casts of organic forms with casts into consumer goods packaging, seaworm habitat tubes 2-3” diameter x 17” shortest and 37” longest; consumer goods life sized, with sound of waves lapping the shore overlaid with traffic sounds from an expressway, sound component: Robert Carl, composer
  Seemingly Unconnected Events  2011 Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic Mansion Portsmouth, NH  Main installation in Coolidge Room  Plaster casts of fabricated, larger-than-life seaworm habitat tubes (Hydroides Dianthus) and consumer goods. sound: Robert Carl, ship models, relief sculpture, paintings and needlework: John Templeman Coolidge, Abigail Parsons Coolidge and J.T. Coolidge Jr., available space, seaworms 2-3” diameter x 17 shortest L and 37” longest, consumer goods life-sized.
Seemingly Unconnected Events2011Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic MansionPortsmouth, NHMain installation in Coolidge RoomPlaster casts of fabricated, larger-than-life seaworm habitat tubes (Hydroides Dianthus) and consumer goods. sound: Robert Carl, ship models, relief sculpture, paintings and needlework: John Templeman Coolidge, Abigail Parsons Coolidge and J.T. Coolidge Jr., available space, seaworms 2-3” diameter x 17 shortest L and 37” longest, consumer goods life-sized.
  Seemingly Unconnected Events  2011 Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic Mansion Portsmouth, NH  Main installation in Coolidge Room  Plaster casts of fabricated, larger-than-life seaworm habitat tubes (Hydroides Dianthus) and consumer goods. sound: Robert Carl, ship models, relief sculpture, paintings and needlework: John Templeman Coolidge, Abigail Parsons Coolidge and J.T. Coolidge Jr., available space, seaworms 2-3” diameter x 17 shortest L and 37” longest, consumer goods life-sized. 
Seemingly Unconnected Events2011Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic MansionPortsmouth, NHMain installation in Coolidge RoomPlaster casts of fabricated, larger-than-life seaworm habitat tubes (Hydroides Dianthus) and consumer goods. sound: Robert Carl, ship models, relief sculpture, paintings and needlework: John Templeman Coolidge, Abigail Parsons Coolidge and J.T. Coolidge Jr., available space, seaworms 2-3” diameter x 17 shortest L and 37” longest, consumer goods life-sized. 
  Seemingly Unconnected Events  2011 Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic Mansion Portsmouth, NH  Main installation in Coolidge Room, DETAIL with source shell and ship model in vitrines, crewl-needlework chair upholstery and plaster casts.  Plaster casts of fabricated, larger-than-life seaworm habitat tubes (Hydroides Dianthus) and consumer goods. sound: Robert Carl, ship models, relief sculpture, paintings and needlework: John Templeman Coolidge, Abigail Parsons Coolidge and J.T. Coolidge Jr., available space, seaworms 2-3” diameter x 17 shortest L and 37” longest, consumer goods life-sized.
Seemingly Unconnected Events2011Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic MansionPortsmouth, NHMain installation in Coolidge Room, DETAIL with source shell and ship model in vitrines, crewl-needlework chair upholstery and plaster casts.Plaster casts of fabricated, larger-than-life seaworm habitat tubes (Hydroides Dianthus) and consumer goods. sound: Robert Carl, ship models, relief sculpture, paintings and needlework: John Templeman Coolidge, Abigail Parsons Coolidge and J.T. Coolidge Jr., available space, seaworms 2-3” diameter x 17 shortest L and 37” longest, consumer goods life-sized.
  Seemingly Unconnected Events  2011 Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic Mansion Portsmouth, NH  Main installation in Coolidge Room  DETAIL of plaster casts of fabricated, larger-than-life seaworm habitat tubes (Hydroides Dianthus) and consumer goods; seaworms 2-3” diameter x 17 shortest L and 37” longest; consumer goods life-sized. 
Seemingly Unconnected Events2011Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic MansionPortsmouth, NHMain installation in Coolidge RoomDETAIL of plaster casts of fabricated, larger-than-life seaworm habitat tubes (Hydroides Dianthus) and consumer goods; seaworms 2-3” diameter x 17 shortest L and 37” longest; consumer goods life-sized. 
  Seemingly Unconnected Events  2011 Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic Mansion Portsmouth, NH  Main installation in Coolidge Room  DETAIL of plaster casts of fabricated, larger-than-life seaworm habitat tubes (Hydroides Dianthus) and consumer goods; seaworms 2-3” diameter x 17 shortest L and 37” longest; consumer goods life-sized. 
Seemingly Unconnected Events2011Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic MansionPortsmouth, NHMain installation in Coolidge RoomDETAIL of plaster casts of fabricated, larger-than-life seaworm habitat tubes (Hydroides Dianthus) and consumer goods; seaworms 2-3” diameter x 17 shortest L and 37” longest; consumer goods life-sized. 
  Seemingly Unconnected Events  2011 Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic Mansion Portsmouth, NH  Main installation in Coolidge Room  DETAIL of plaster casts of fabricated, larger-than-life seaworm habitat tubes (Hydroides Dianthus) and consumer goods; seaworms 2-3” diameter x 17 shortest L and 37” longest; consumer goods life-sized. 
Seemingly Unconnected Events2011Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic MansionPortsmouth, NHMain installation in Coolidge RoomDETAIL of plaster casts of fabricated, larger-than-life seaworm habitat tubes (Hydroides Dianthus) and consumer goods; seaworms 2-3” diameter x 17 shortest L and 37” longest; consumer goods life-sized. 
  Seemingly Unconnected Events  2007- present (ongoing)  Source material for series, the habitat tubes of the sea worm Hydroides Dianthes, shown here colonizing a clam shell.


Seemingly Unconnected Events2007- present (ongoing)Source material for series, the habitat tubes of the sea worm Hydroides Dianthes, shown here colonizing a clam shell.


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 Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic Mansion Pre-Revolutionary War Royal Governor’s home Portsmouth, NH   Seemingly Unconnected Events was installed in five selected sites in the home, along with other artists in a group exhibition, Art Encounters Preservation, 2011, The main room of the installation of Seemingly Unconnected Events is seen on the far right, the Coolidge Room overlooking Little Harbor, a bay off of the Atlantic Ocean.  Photo: Ellen Edersheim.
Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic MansionPre-Revolutionary War Royal Governor’s homePortsmouth, NH Seemingly Unconnected Events was installed in five selected sites in the home, along with other artists in a group exhibition, Art Encounters Preservation, 2011, The main room of the installation of Seemingly Unconnected Events is seen on the far right, the Coolidge Room overlooking Little Harbor, a bay off of the Atlantic Ocean.Photo: Ellen Edersheim.
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