Lodge, Brooklyn, New York
Lodge is inspired by Native American ceremonies and my interest in psychology. I built an open-air lodge in an empty lot in Bushwick, and invited passersby to enter and talk about their lives, their day, their worries. The lodge became a place to meet strangers and neighbors and talk about common experiences. When the project was finished, I dismantled the lodge and left no trace of its existence. A second Lodge was built on the bank of an inland water way in Maine with a one night ceremony. Currently a Lodge exists at El Garden, a community garden in Bushwick NY. Here vines are trained to eventually replace the wooden structure becoming a living lodge for years to come.