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The Fountains of Carouge, Switzerland

4mm Craft Cord
Site specific installation
2013
Printemps Carougeois 2013, Carouge, Switzerland - 2013
To celebrate the arrival of Spring, the city of Carouge (Geneva), Switzerland’s iconic fountains were transformed into a colorful sculpture. With the assistance of the town’s many crocheters, I enlivened and invigorated the town by covering five fountain bases -- ranging in height from 20 feet to one foot -- and the surrounding benches with brightly colored crochet. The Fountains of Carouge was one part of a larger installation that enveloped the city in “visual music.” “Musical Shutters of Color” involved covering shutters throughout the town with “notes” of color that crescendoed at the fountains. The involvement of the people in the creation of the installation is an essential element of the piece. The energy invested by so many wonderful people -- strangers before the project began -- transforms the artwork into a communal experience that transcends the work itself. (Special thanks to my excellent assistants Molly Sedensky, Joni Martin and Christi Dufour.)

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