Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition
Twentieth Anniversary Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition
Appalachian Shade by Martine Kaczynski
Appalachian Shade by Martine Kaczynski
Appalachian Shade by Martine KaczynskiAppalachian Shade by Martine Kaczynski
Appalachian Shade by Martine Kaczynski
Appalachian Shade by Martine Kaczynski

Appalachian Shade

Cinder block wall and canopies

Martine Kaczynski
Brooklyn, NY

20th Rosen Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition (2006-2007)

Artist's Comments

My work explores the transient nature of how we build and relocate our lives while simultaneously striving to recreate the means and markers of settlement and security.

Recently I have been influenced by the architecture in my neighborhood. The borders of people's homes are marked with precision, but the limits are continually being expanded with adjustable canopies, patios, ponds, and gardens fences. They map out territory and ownership, and although such features have been domesticated, they are constant reminders for me of castles stonewalls and moats.

The canopies pay homage to both the tents of our most nomadic way and the fortress's of our most settled way.

'Appalachian Shade' is caught in the threshold between something that has yet been built and finished, and the residue of something that once was.
Martine Kaczynski