Magnificent Failure, A solo exhibition at the Städtische Galerie Nordhorn, Nordhorn, Germany.
A page on this website dedicated to that show is HERE:
Here's a link away from this website to the German gallery website: Städtische Galerie Nordhorn.
Here's a link to a PDF version of the show's gallery guide with additional photographs: Guide
It's still possible to order a copy of the very nice catalog produced for this exhibition, HERE. Just scroll down the listings a bit.
All Happy Now begins construction at the Humboldt Botanical Gardens.
After a presentation (including 3D models) to the Humboldt Botanical Gardens Foundation Board of Directors back in 2001, several years of fundraising, and countless hours of planning, site work finally began on All Happy Now in August of 2004.
All Happy Now, 2004-2008, 100 foot diameter ziggurat of earth and grass. Initially the risers were of a very high quality, custom milled old-growth redwood (salvaged). But they just couldn't hold up as well as I'd hoped and were replaced with Corten steel in early 2017.
Magnificent Failure, 2004, cut grass.
Since this was also an outdoors project I thought I would include it on this page instead of the Städtische Galerie Nordhorn page.
One of the projects that was part of the solo exhibition in Nordhorn Germany in May of 2004, was this arrangement in growing grass set up on a large mound just outside the gallery building. Plugs of a fast growing turf were placed into the existing grass in a Braille Code pattern spelling out the title of the exhibition, Magnificent Failure. If all went well, the Braille dots would be left uncut and stand out from the background. Sadly, the project failed (?) due to either poor grass growth or a misunderstanding about maintenence.
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