Wentworth Coolidge Mansion
Wentworth Coolidge Mansion

Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion Historic Site is the former home of New Hampshire's first royal governor, Benning Wentworth, who served in office from 1741 to 1767.

Birdbath
Birdbath

In this created environment the birdbath holds a model of the Wentworth - Coolidge Museum sitting on top of a cross section of the land. Over a three month period weathering will erode the raw clay, and the imbedded grass seeds will begin sprouting.

Birdbath overhead view
Birdbath overhead view
Birdbath detail
Birdbath detail
Birdbath detail
Birdbath detail
Birdbath detail
Birdbath detail
Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion Interior
Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion Interior

This is a "French Kitchen" that the Royal Governor, Benning Wentworth had constructed. With this installation I sought to contrast 18th century food sourcing and preparation with our current American junk food.

French Kitchen detail
French Kitchen detail

 Wentworth Coolidge Mansion sculpture installation. 

“Art Encounters Preservation”

Wentworth Coolidge Museum, Portsmouth, NH 

AVA day 1
AVA day 1

This micro environment embodies the major elements that govern our planet. The tower reacts to the perils of an over exuberant built world.

AVA day 2
AVA day 2
AVA day 2
AVA day 2
AVA day 5
AVA day 5
AVA day 8
AVA day 8

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AVA day 8
AVA day 8

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AVA day 20
AVA day 20

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AVA day 20
AVA day 20
AVA day 20
AVA day 20

Michael Barsanti's sculptuire entry for the AVA Gallery Juried Summer Exhibition, 2016 in Lebanon, New Hampshire.