9′ x 3 ½’ x 2 ¾’
wood, wood detailing, paint, stained glass, lights
Often, the sole reason for the existence of the centuries-old folly or garden temple was its special relationship to the landscape in which it stood. In The Detroit Institute of Arts’ Interventions Show, artists were asked to choose various rooms throughout the museum in which to exhibit their work. I selected an Italian Renaissance room, primarily containing images of mother and child. Thus, the basis of “A Folly” was a commentary on the absence of men in this particular room; and this structure enclosed works investigating men’s spirituality, their friendships, and their love.