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Root Wraps Live Trees and plants, muslin and linen at Rockford Art Museum, IL, 2000

30 live trees have their root balls wrapped in strips of muslin and linen upon which is printed text, one from Thoreau's 1855 journal: a likening of thoughts in the mind to roots in the earth, sprouting, airy ideas. The other text is from Wordsworth, describing landscape through human qualities.

 
 
 
 
A History of Verdure , 2001

Four hundred dried leaves hang from the ceiling, encircling the space. Fifty of these leaves have words of phrases cut into them. Each word suggests a type of experience of the natural world and indicates its own historic context.