Top: Images from my Fruitlands show. An installation of Shaker Spirit Fruit outdoors in the grape arbor in front of the Red Farmhouse, site of the Fruitlands experiment in vegan communal living run by Louisa May Alcott’s father, Bronson. Pieces from the art gallery related to women who influenced Fruitlands, including museum founder Clara Endicott Sears in a colonnade of multiple portraits. 112 for Cynthia refers to Thoreau’s mother, Cynthia. 112 is the approximate number of shirts she washed for her son while he lived an independent life at Walden Pond. At top, the poet Sylvia Plath in imaginary middle age. Center, bottom, an imaginary portrait of Shaker founder and visionary Mother Ann Lee.
At Fruitlands, sculptor Carolyn Wirth is a free-range historian – The Boston Globe
The bottom section: studio pieces from the past few years, including a collaboration with photographer Teresa Coates (top, left) and one of my favorites,
I Read Emily Dickinson All Last Winter (bottom right).