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 was an interactive installation with a two-fold purpose. Viewers were invited to sit in the bushels of corn and think about the local ecosystems they inhabit. They were then invited to participate in a symbolic act of healing by grinding the shelled corn into cornmeal, and then sprinkle it on the coyote skeleton inside the installation in the gallery across the hall.