Astro turf and artificial flowers on steel with benches with bleached
text, aluminum engraved wall text, and real plantings in an enclosed
garden, Evergreen House, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore,
MD. Enclosed garden area 30'x30', urns 6'x3', small urns 3'x18",
benches 4' wide, wall plaques 10"x8".
"Listen" explores the dichotomy of inside/outside,
as an enclosed garden is at once a room without a ceiling and
a landscape without a horizon. Within its walls the enclosed garden
domesticates the landscape. The urns reference the body as a container
of which the friendship garden is only a larger container. The
benches, with their fragmented text, serve as reminders to place
and time. Writing leaves its trace, giving place to memory.