Healing the Circle

Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Rochester, MI, 1995

Materials: steel corn crib, 12 bushels of corn, hand mill, coyote skeleton, wood and plywood, blue light

Healing the Circle has a two-fold purpose.  Viewers are invited to sit in the bushels of corn and think about the local ecosystems they inhabit.  I would also like to give you an opportunity to participate in a symbolic act of healing.  You are invited to enter the steel corn crib in the eastern gallery space, grind shelled corn into cornmeal, and then sprinkle it on the coyote skeleton across the hall in the western gallery space.