Cornucopia (a symbol of abundance and nourishment) + Poiema (a masterpiece, poem or work of art) uses the language of conceptual art to engage a cervine audience. Manipulating the light spectrum as perceived by deer, UV lights and blue/purple tones appear brighter, leading to the cornucopia from several directions. In the center, a log spills out nourishment in the form of blue popcorn, apple slices, and walnuts.
And yet, like so much contemporary art, a hefty portion of communicative frustration accompanies the nourishment: the log emits an audio "poem" of fauns in pain and bucks in heat, and a few peppercorns are hidden among the delicious treats.
Winter Pond was a performance for no one. On the summit of a mountain three hours from my hometown, I crossed a thinly iced pond repeatedly until uncovering half of the surface. Testing fate, I jammed branches and rocks into the ice, creating an array of objects and impacts resembling a Japanese rock garden. I consider this less of an art project and more of an urge to playfully alter nature without lasting harm.