Gail Rothschild

Secret Places

1986


Wood, newspaper, wire mesh, and rice paper. 8 x 14 x 14 feet.
Installation for Bronx Museum of the Arts (AIM), Bronx, NY.

The Artist in the Marketplace (AIM) program has been running for decades, providing professional development opportunities to emerging artists residing in the New York metropolitan area. This installation was a meditation on the nature of rock and paper. Two architectural forms, an angled wall and columnar tower, create an intimate interior space. A prow of crumbled newspaper held in place with chicken wire (inspired by stone retaining walls on the sides of highways) conceals an inner 'secret place' for the viewer to explore as they move through the installation.

Secret Places, 1986
Wood, newspaper, wire mesh, and rice paper.
8 x 14 x 14 feet.

Secret Places, 1986
Wood, newspaper, wire mesh, and rice paper.
8 x 14 x 14 feet.

Secret Places, 1986
Wood, newspaper, wire mesh, and rice paper.
8 x 14 x 14 feet.

Secret Places, 1986
Wood, newspaper, wire mesh, and rice paper.
8 x 14 x 14 feet.