Secret Garden, 2014

mixed media installation

In collaboration with Thomas Willis, this project consisted of a series of temporary site-specific works installed in a public garden in New York City. Using available materials located within the site and arranging them in spontaneous and specific ways, the artists constructed temporary sculptures, drawings, and performances that were made to be experienced during a one-night event. The project was a curatorial reorganization of the available objects that ordinarily existed within the space. Upon entering the space, viewers would be presented with candid constructions and reassortments of vegetation and objects that appeared no different than the effects of natural phenomena of the environment. The works themselves were specifically not identified as visitors were invited to discover or pass the works unnoticed while examining the nuances of the garden space.

photo credit Thomas Willis



John C Gonzalez