island path; grass and gravel; 10' x 30'; Governor's Island, NYC; 2009

island path

A path is literally drawn into the grass. It may reveal a route trod when Governor's Island was a strategic encampment, or a western trail made long ago by the Puget Sound Natives. It marks the routine of current journeys - daily perambulations of residents, workers, and visitors. It's tracing demarks a figment of the 
future, or dream still to be formed. A multi-temporal reference, the piece sneaks up through the grass like a memory, and in a cycle of continual cultural regeneration, links the past with the present moment of passing 
by. A reversal of traditional paving where grass grows between stones, here spaces are stone, and pavers 
are grass.