Hay, What Have You Done For Me Lately?

This gallery installation included several media;

  • a documentary video interview with my father
    recounting his experiences growing up on a Minnesota hay farm
  • photographic images of bundled, bailed or stacked hay
    printed on a synthetic silk substrate
  • typographic expressions of common phrasing/wordplay and poetry involving hay
    printed on the baseboard of the main gallery room
  • a central sculptural pyramid of hay surrounded by concentric “furrows” of piled hay
    Hay, as the first cultivated crop is treated symbolically as a central influence on the founding of civilization.
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