If you missed Mandy Greer’s temporary public art installation, Mater, Matrix, Mother and Medium, at Camp Long last summer, check it out at the Herbert Bayer Earthworks at Earthworks Park in Kent on Earth Day, 7 to 8:30 p.m., this Thursday, April 22.
Mater, Matrix, Mother and Medium was originally commissioned by the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs with Seattle Public Utilities 1% for Art funds. Last spring, Greer hosted a string of crocheting circles. The result was a 200-foot fiber “river” of blue yarn and recycled fabric that flowed through the trees near Camp Long’s Polliwog Pond in West Seattle.
For Earth Day, Greer will install a river of blue yarn above Mill Creek at Earthworks Park. The Earthworks, an environmental artwork and local landmark, is a fitting place to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. The evening’s activities will include Greer’s art installation, leaf boats with environmental artist Kristin Tollefson, music by the Paul Rucker Quintet and a performance by acornDance at sundown.
Image: Mandy Greer, Mater Matrix Mother and Medium, 2009, fiber. Located at Camp Long in West Seattle. Photo courtesy of the artist.