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.
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.
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.
Wentworth Coolidge Mansion sculpture installation.
“Art Encounters Preservation”
Wentworth Coolidge Museum, Portsmouth, NH
This micro environment embodies the major elements that govern our planet. The tower reacts to the perils of an over exuberant built world.
Michael Barsanti's sculptuire entry for the AVA Gallery Juried Summer Exhibition, 2016 in Lebanon, New Hampshire.