PUBLIC ART: Fort Kent, Maine
"Developing, 1839" Installed 2013
I’ve recently completed a new project in Powell Hall at the University of Maine, Fort Kent: a three part installation including a motion activated light box and two hand painted wall stencils.
Fort Kent was founded in the same year as photography was invented so I chose to photograph native Maine plant species in nineteenth century photographic processes for this installation. The photographs are based on historical processes with the light box images referencing glass plate collodion processes and the wall paintings referencing cyanotype prints.
The photographs are a collection of images representing native Maine plant species found in the Powell Hall Garden. Included are the following species from left to right: Hophornbeam, Tamarack branch, Cranberry leaf, Tamarack tree, Ash branch, Black Cherry flowers.