Under the Grass Blanket
I cleared the ground where grass grew to make a blanket to cover my body as I lie in the clearing where I pulled the grass by hand. 2018-2019. Under the Grass Blanket is part of my Clearing work that includes a durational performance of pulling grass (Pulling Grass), a grass blanket prototype made of grass on linen, and Under the Grass Blanket.
Tending To a Body of Lichen and Moss
Along the trail I stopped in front of a fallen branch that looked like the body of a coyote covered in moss and Lichen. I had to touch it to be certain. Later, in the cabin on Shotpouch Creek, I found these lines from a poem by Alison Hawthorne Deming: I can almost give thanks that the soil will claim me but first allow me, dear life, a few more words of praise for this ground made of trees where everything is an invitation to lie down in the moss for good and become finally really useful..... The forest on the Shotpouch land is blanketed in Lichens and mosses that take decades to grow. While my hands explored the body made of Lichen and moss, no materials were moved, disturbed, or harvested in the making of this video. Many thanks to the Spring Creek Project for having me.