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Michele Brody
Highland Park, NJ
Installation Art, Sculpture

Artwork Details
Jardin/Bosque, Garden/Forest
Plastic Tubes, Halogen Spotlights, Plants & Water
10' x 18" x 65'

Since graduating from Sarah Lawrence College with a BA in Liberal Arts and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with her MFA, artist Michele Brody has concentrated on the creation of site-specific installations that reference the history, environment and visceral experience of a wide range of spaces. Some of these locations include: Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine, and the Headlands Center for the Arts in California, Munich, Germany, New York City, Arras, France and San José, Costa Rica.  She has received grants from the New York State Council on the Arts’ Architecture, Planning & Design Program, the Pollack/Krasner Foundation, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and the Puffin Foundation in Teaneck, New Jersey.

The foundation of her work she explains “is based on producing a sense of the phenomenon known as the ‘Limen’. It is the threshold through which one passes at the starting point for a new state or experience. In my work, this notion of creating a mark, which invites the viewer to a more openness of sensation, has been realized through the production of site-generated walkways, passages and sculptures that incorporate fabric and light to support the growth of plant life as well as responses to natural and urban-scapes through manhole covers and photographic installations. By incorporating the ‘liminal’ experience with its message of change and transformation as witnessed in the life cycle of flora, or the ever changing makeup of city streets, I wish to subtly plant within the viewer a desire to be more aware of the tenuous relationship between themselves, nature, and the urban environment. I also wish to communicate the delicate characteristics of memory and how time can both erode and enhance our interpretations of experience.”